Dorset

Vandals damage 25 graves at Poole Cemetery

Dozens of headstones at a Dorset cemetery have been vandalised in an overnight attack.

Visitors to Poole Cemetery, on Dorchester Road, on Saturday morning discovered that graves had been desecrated and headstones pushed over.

The vandals damaged about 25 graves and council officials have spent the weekend working to repair the damage and clear up.

Police are investigating and have appealed for witnesses.

A spokesman said: "This deliberate damage is needless and causes untold distress who have loved ones buried there.

"The police will do all we can to locate those responsible and bring them to justice."

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