Daughter’s “disgust” after her mother’s Letchworth grave vandalised

A DAUGHTER who went to mourn at her mother’s grave found the commemorative cross left to remember her had been vandalised.

Carolyn Scott went to visit Barbara Scott’s grave at Letchworth Cemetery last Thursday only to find the top of the cross had been broken off by vandals.

It is the second time that Carolyn’s mother’s grave has been vandalised at the Icknield Way site after the first cross place there suffered a similar fate just a few days after the funeral in May last year.

Speaking on Friday, Carolyn, of North Close, Royston, said: “I just think it’s absolutely disgusting what I discovered yesterday.

“There were also gravestones kicked in and vases smashed, all in the same area.

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“It should be a place where families can go and not have to worry that anything they leave to remember someone is going to get vandalised.”

North Herts neighbourhood team insp Jason Thorne said: “I am extremely disappointed that the graves of someone’s loved ones have been vandalised in this cruel and thoughtless manner.

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“To tackle this we are putting in a number of measures to monitor the area including stepping up our patrols.

“I am appealing for members of the public who may have seen anyone behaving in a suspicious manner at the cemetery to get in contact. I am also keen to speak to anyone who feels they know who is responsible for causing the damage.”

North Herts District Council were not aware of any vandalism at the cemetery but said that residents could arrange to meet them on site and discuss the situation.

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