22/05/2006

Vandals target graves at Newtownabbey cemetery

Police in Newtownabbey have appealed for information after a number of graves were vandalised at Carnmoney cemetery over the weekend.

Reports were received at around 7.10pm yesterday that around 30 graves, which are understood to have been selected at random, had been damaged.

Vases, ornaments and floral displays were found strewn across the cemetery and police have reported that some were broken during the incident.

Detectives have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the vandals in action, or who may have any information in relation to the incident, to contact them at Newtownabbbey on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/GB)

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