YOBS have left a mother heartbroken after destroying a memorial to her son.

Vandals kicked, smashed and ripped up candles, a cross, flowers and a guardian angel statue placed on Littlemore roundabout in memory of 21-year-old Rishi Khera.

Last night his mother Susan Khera branded the vandals “mindless scum” and called on witnesses to come forward.

Mr Khera died in July 2008 when his silver BMW hit the roundabout on Oxford’s Eastern Bypass before crashing into a lorry on the opposite side.

An inquest in 2009 heard Mr Khera did not have a driving licence, was over the drink-drive limit, was speeding and not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Mrs Khera, 40, of Lockheart Crescent, Cowley, said: “We are all devastated.

“It was a special place for us, somewhere we would go once a week and on special occasions to remember Rishi.

“I am absolutely heartbroken. What kind of mindless scum would do something like this?”

Mrs Khera said she believed the vandals struck between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Sunday.

She said: “Somebody must have seen something.

“I have no doubt they were kids who were bored and would have thought it was a bit of fun.”

Thames Valley Police spokesman Chris Kearney said officers were called shortly after 9pm on Sunday.

Witnesses should call police on 08458 505 505.