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Police probe Dumfries gravestone damage

Cemetery Image copyright Chris Newman
Image caption The incident took place at Troqueer cemetery some time over the weekend

Police have launched an investigation into an "appalling" vandalism attack on gravestones in a Dumfries cemetery.

The incident took place at Troqueer cemetery some time over the weekend.

Two gravestones were pushed over - causing damage to their foundations - and flowers were scattered around.

Pc Gary Adair said the incident had been reported by a member of the public. "These places are not playgrounds and people should not use them as such," he added.

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