South Scotland

Melrose cemetery baby graveside light theft 'sickening'

Police have appealed for information after lights were stolen from the gravesides of three babies.

The incident happened at Wairds Cemetery near Melrose some time between 3 and 10 June.

The solar powered lights had been left by the parents of the three siblings as they did not want them being "left alone in the dark".

A police statement described it as a "sickening incident" which had caused "significant stress" to the family.

"We are particularly keen to trace whoever is responsible for this theft and appeal to anyone with any information in relation to this incident to contact police," it added.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites