Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Sudbury: Anger as vandals target town’s cemetery

11:48 20 June 2014

Vandals have pulled up flowers and damaged graves at Sudbury Cemetery. Pictured is town warden Bradley Smith.

Vandals have pulled up flowers and damaged graves at Sudbury Cemetery. Pictured is town warden Bradley Smith.

Vandals who devastated a west Suffolk cemetery have been branded “a disgrace” and “sad”.

Small family tokens, plant pots and flowers were broken and flung around Sudbury Cemetery in Newton Road, prompting a furious reaction from visitors and staff on the town council.

Richard Webb discovered the damage yesterday morning and said he “couldn’t believe what the kids had done up there”.

“They’ve chucked the flowers everywhere and pulled the pots up and thrown them everywhere. It’s a disgrace really,” added Mr Webb.

“They’ve got nothing else to do, these kids. It’s such a shame - people are going to go up there and find their statues and pots have been all thrown about.”

Bradley Smith and his fellow community wardens spent yesterday afternoon clearing up the damage, which is believed to have happened overnight on Wednesday.

Mr Smith said: “They’ve gone through the whole cemetery and it’s devastation all the way through. It’s a bit sad really.”

The culprits are believed to have got into the cemetery either through the back entrance or a hedge nearby.

Christine Page, a customer services advisor at Sudbury Town Council, said the council had received complaints from a woman in a recent weeks that her father’s grave was being targeted by vandals, while they had asked local police officers to step-up patrols in the area.

“It started off with her area to begin with, and it seems they’ve just got more and more brazen,” said Ms Page.

“When people lose their loved ones, they go to the graves, they put their little memorials on and pay their respects. It’s disrespectful for someone to go through the cemetery doing this sort of thing.”

1 comment

  • What absolute scumbags to do something like that, let's hope no one does it to any of there family....

    Report this comment

    Rach01

    Friday, June 20, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Boris Johnson leaves his home in north London, as Theresa May overtook him in the race to become the next prime minister, according to polling. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 28, 2016. The Home Secretary and former London mayor are among leading Tories who are expected to spend the day drumming up support for potential leadership bids ahead of nominations opening on Wednesday. See PA story POLITICS Conservatives. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Suffolk MP Dan Poulter has backed Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister in an early move in the Tory leadership contest.

The scene of the multi vehicle accident on the A14 by the Rougham Industrial Estate

Three motorists who filmed the scene of a seven-vehicle crash which left a lorry driver in a critical condition have attended courses to avoid being fined.

Harriet Philo Powell, 18, from Bulmer

The death of an aspiring art student from the Essex/Suffolk border highlighted “systemic failings” and “weaknesses” in the Suffolk mental health trust, her family told an inquest.

Tracy Garwood's car parked on her drive in Saturn Road, Ipswich

A woman has been left fuming after she was given a ticket for a car parked on her drive, which was deemed to be on double yellow lines.

Child Abuse

Child cruelty cases have more than doubled in Suffolk over the past three years, while Essex has seen a 50% increase in offences, figures show.

Richard Howitt at Felixstowe Port.

Millions of pounds of funding that comes to Suffolk and Essex from the EU must be replaced by the British government when the UK leaves Brussels.

Stock image.

Two car fires in Suffolk overnight were reported to police.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24