Cemetery site vandals caught

Rose Hill Cemetery
Rose Hill Cemetery

A GROUP of boys are to help clean up a cemetery they damaged.

Officers identified five boys aged between 12 and 14 after residents complained that wreathes and flowers were taken from gravestones at Rose Hill Cemetery and strewn all over the communal areas of the Cantley site.

There were also issues raised at the area’s Partners and Communities Together meeting that young people were shouting and being noisy when residents were visiting the cemetery in Cantley Lane.

PC Andy Birdsall said officers would be speaking to the group’s parents and that the boys would be cleaning up the area.

He said a neighbourhood officers would continue to monitor the site to curb anti-social behaviour there.