COMMUNITY and friends have united to commemorate the life of Mayfield stabbing victim Dale Bennett.
Dale (17) died following a disturbance on Newbyres Crescent, Gorebridge, in February.
A memorial bench was unveiled at Bogwood Court, Mayfield, on Saturday in a ceremony attended by Dale’s parents, Garry and Michelle, family and friends.
Brian Tannerhill, whose son James was a friend of Dale, spoke on behalf of the community and acknowledged the support of the Y2K youth group in helping raise money for the bench.
He said: “We have come together as a community today to stand side by side with Garry and Michelle and to recognise the senseless waste of life that can happen when stupidity overrules common sense in our community.”
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