VANDALISM to tributes in memory of three family members killed after being hit by a car has been described as a ‘disgrace’.

A group of girls were reported to the police after they were seen appearing to untie ribbons left outside Dalton Community Church in tribute to the Flynn family.

The 37-year-old Joshua Flynn, his son Coby-Jay Flynn, aged 15, and daughter Skylar Flynn, 12, died on Abbey Road in Dalton on Father’s Day along with the family dog Troy.

The ribbons were tied to the railings outside the church to honour their memories and residents were encouraged to add to the tribute.

Officers from Cumbria Police said on Friday that all parties were spoken to following the alleged incident.

The Mayor of Dalton, Nick Perie, was among those to leave ribbons outside the church after he joined church elders for two minutes’ silence for the family.

Craig Fox, the deputy mayor of Dalton, denounced the incident.

He said: “It’s an absolute disgrace.

“You don’t need to damage someone’s memory like that.

“The community have done so well to come together.

“I’m lost for words.”

The three pedestrians died after being hit by a car on Abbey Road near Dalton on Father’s Day.

In tribute to them all the family said: “Joshua was a family man and a good guy. He would do absolutely anything for anyone and was a genuine, lovely man. He was a loving husband and doting Dad.

“Joshua was fitness mad and loved going to the gym and exercising.

“Coby-Jay was a typical teenager, obsessed with computers and computer games in particular his Nintendo.

“He was a lovely young man, kind, happy and upbeat.

“Skylar like any young girl at the moment was Tik Tok mad. Like her brother, she enjoyed playing on computer games in particular Roblox - exchanging pets.

“She was always so happy with a lovely smile on her face.”

The beloved family dog, Troy, a Yorkshire terrier, was described as ‘another member of the family, such a good and well behaved lad’.