Cemetery vandalised in heartless attack

A gravestone that was broken in half in a heartless attack by vandals at Poulton cemetery.
A gravestone that was broken in half in a heartless attack by vandals at Poulton cemetery.
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Poulton Cemetery has been targetted by vandals in a heartless attack which has caused more than £1,000 worth of damage.

The cemetery at the Garstang Road site was subjected to a catalogue of damage which saw several headstones pushed over, leaving one broken in half.

In a further act of destruction vandals targeted the chapel and threw vodka bottles and gravestone ornaments through the windows.

The cemetery has twice been the victim of vandals over the festive period with one of the attacks occurring on Christmas day.

Wyre council has said that it is working with a stone mason to clear up the site as quickly as possible and attempts are being made to contact the families of the affected graves.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Cabinet member with responsibility for cemeteries at Wyre Council, said: “It is distressing that a place where people go to remember their loved ones has been targeted and such malicious damage caused, particularly at Christmas.

“We are working to put things right as quickly as possible.

“I would ask anyone who has any information about these incidents or knows who is responsible to contact the police.”

Police are appealing for anyone who has information about the incident to come forward.

To contact Lancashire Police call 101 quoting ref 208 from December 22.