Hereford & Worcester

Widow 'too upset' to visit vandalised Wolverley grave

A widow has been left "too upset" to visit her late husband's grave in Worcestershire after vandals daubed it with paint.

Police said the vandalism had happened at St John The Baptist Church, in Shatterford Lane, Wolverley, near Kidderminster, on 3 June.

Since then attempts have been made to clean off the paint but there are still tinges of blue on it.

On Monday police said the widow was still unable to visit the site.

A police spokesman said she could not face seeing what had been done to the white marble memorial.

'Wanton vandalism'

A window, door and car park sign were also damaged in the attack.

Pc Jayne Willetts said the family of the man whose gravestone it is had been left extremely distressed.

She said: "This is wanton vandalism and the widow is so upset she cannot bring herself to go there."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police.

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