Mindless vandals pour salt over mum’s allotment patch she used to feed over 1,600 people

A kind-hearted mum who used her allotment to feed over 1,600 people during the cost of living crisis has been left heartbroken after ‘evil’ vandals ruined her land by pouring salt all over it.

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Carly Burd, 43, has been feeding the community of Harlow, Essex, for free using hand-grown vegetables since last July.

The green-fingered mum-of-three first started growing seasonal vegetables in her own back garden, before expanding into a nearby allotment.

However, the 49-year-old was devastated when she visited the allotment on Saturday morning (April 8) only to find that what she claims wass ‘five kilograms of salt’ had been poured on top of her land.

Carly, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and lupus, says that the salt destroyed enough potatoes and onions to feed more than 300 people.

After witnessing the damage, she shared a tearful video of her destroyed allotment on TikTok, where it racked up more than 33,000 likes, comments and shares.

Carly said: ‘I came down on Saturday morning and I just tasted and saw [the salt].

‘Five kilograms plus of salt has been poured over my garden. It wasn’t a kid grabbing it – it was an adult who knew what they were doing.

‘What’s heart-wrenching is that those onions were planted by children and they really put their effort in to put something back into the community.

‘I felt like I’d been kicked in the face. I have no other explanation for it.

‘Who would do that? It’s just the most repulsive act I’ve ever known.

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