Humberside

'666' spray attack on cemetery in Burstwick

All Saints Church, Burstwick Image copyright Nikki Danby Williamson
Image caption The numbers 666 and a pentagram were spray painted close to headstones in the church yard at Burstwick

A 56-year-old man has been charged with racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage after a pentagram and the numbers 666 were spray painted on a church lawn.

The incident at All Saints Church, in Burstwick, East Yorkshire, is believed to have taken place some time overnight on Saturday, Humberside Police said.

Neil Adamson, of Burstwick, will appear at Hull Magistrates' Court in July.

The force is appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Police Community Support Officer Darren Bainton called it a "truly deplorable act of vandalism."

"This sort of incident causes a great deal of distress to families who have lost loved ones," he added.

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