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Vandals smash headstones in a Nottinghamshire cemetery

Headstone smashed by vandals at St James the Great Church, Brinsley
Image caption About 30 headstones were damaged by vandals at St James the Great Church in Brinsley

Vandals have damaged about 30 headstones in a Nottinghamshire cemetery, prompting a police appeal for information.

Headstones were pushed over and five were smashed, some beyond repair, at St James the Great church in Brinsley.

The incident took place between 20:00 BST on 17 August and 08:00 BST on 18 August.

Relatives of those buried at the church have been urged to check the graves for damage.

Nottinghamshire police have asked anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

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