IT’S A GRAVE DISRESPECT

Mr Wigley at his wife Ivy's graveside with some of the buried waste he and his son discovered.

Mr Wigley at his wife Ivy's graveside with some of the buried waste he and his son discovered.

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A GRIEVING widower was left devastated when he found WORKMEN’S RUBBISH buried in the fresh grave of his wife.

Grandad Walter Wigley, 69, has visited his late wife Ivy’s grave every day since her funeral last month.

But this week his heartbreak was compounded with anger when he and his family discovered a pile of trash hidden under the soil of the plot in Conisbrough Cemetery.

Now the father–of–four wants answers from Doncaster Council as to what he considers was such an act of desecration and disrespect could have happened .

Mr Wigley, 69 told the Times: “I was disgusted. There is just no excuse for this”.

The retired motor mechanic Told the Times he was tidying up Ivy’s grave, with his son Tony, 46, when from just inches under the soil he pulled out a carrier bag full of leaves and twigs . Further exploration uncovered a broken pair of workmen’s ear muffs and an old glove.

“We couldn’t believe it”, said Mr Wigley, of Todmorden Close, Denaby Main.

“My son was extremely angry . Whoever did this has insulted my late wife and my family and they should be ashamed of themselves. This should never have been allowed to happen”.

*READ THE FULL STORY IN THIS WEEK’S SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES.