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Graves damaged in possible Wolverhampton cemetery vandalism

By Thomas Parkes | Bushbury | News | Published:

Flower pots were knocked over at a cemetery in Wolverhampton after suspected vandalism.

Flower pots were knocked over. Photo: Donna Lowe

Graves were left in a state of disrepair after the damage at Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium, in Underhill Lane.

The Low Hill, Bushbury, Oxley and Fallings Park neighbourhood police team issued an alert in the aftermath.

It said: "The Low Hill neighbourhood team is aware of posts being shared on Facebook regarding possible vandalism towards items placed around the graves at Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium.

Flower pots were knocked over. Photo: Donna Lowe

"The neighbourhood team has liaised with the staff at the site regarding this issue, who believe it is an isolated incident and it may be that the wildlife, or weather, is the cause of the issue.

"However the neighbourhood team will be increasing their patrols in the area."

Wolverhampton Council said there had been "very little" vandalism after being alerted by a post on Facebook.

A spokeswoman said: “We were alerted by a post on Facebook yesterday, that one of our cemeteries had been vandalised.

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“We attended the site with West Midlands Police to investigate and mostly found flowers and flower pots to be out of place but thankfully – very little vandalism.

“We take these matters very seriously and encourage anyone who is aware of anyone interfering with burial plots or disrespecting the grounds, to report them to the on-site officers or contact the police.”

It comes after the cemetery was targeted by thieves who stole items from the graves of two children in 2015, with ornaments taken.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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