Graves vandalised at Newry cemetery

Published Monday, 17 March 2014
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A number of graves at Monks Hill Cemetery in Newry have been vandalised.

Graves vandalised at Newry cemetery
Police are investigating the vandalism. (© Pacemaker)

Families discovered the damage to their loves ones' resting places over the weekend.

Police said around 25 wooden crosses had been pulled out of the ground at the cemetery in the Chapel Street area.

They have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

A spokesperson added: "We can confirm we are investigating several incidents of criminal damage to property and graves in the cemetery over the past few days.

"These are despicable acts of vandalism by individuals who have no respect or thought for their community or society in general.

"We need the community to assist us to identify those responsible. Anyone with any information please contact us in Ardmore on 0845 600 8000."

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3 Comments
words fail me in ards wrote (229 days ago):
I wonder how the person[s] who did this would feel if it was one of there family graves wrecked by some idiot with nothing better to do than attack graves?
Val in Newtowabbey wrote (229 days ago):
Sick.
lucylou in belfast wrote (229 days ago):
People that do this type of thing are either devoid of enough brain cells to function normally, therefore need to be pitied OR, devoid of any of the good qualities that make us human. Actions like this are inane, senseless, and serve no purpose other than to show the perpetrators up for what they are THICK MORONS!
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