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'It's just the lowest thing of all' father's reaction as daughter's headstone is toppled

The cemetery in Thorney near Peterborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

A father has spoken to ITV News Anglia after his daughter's headstone was among thirty to be toppled at a cemetery in Thorney near Peterborough during two successive nights of vandalism.

Wayne Pinkham's daughter Stefanie died aged just six months old. The graves were pushed over on Halloween night, families and the cemetery caretaker put them back up, then the following night some were knocked over again.

A photo taken by Wayne of his daughter's toppled headstone Credit: Wayne Pinkham

"I don't know why they would do it, I feel it's just the lowest thing of all, I mean you can't get any lower than pushing someone, especially a little girl, they can see who is on them. They've obviously have been drinking and they've pushed them over for a laugh and these are kids."

– Wayne Pinkham, Daughter's grave vandalised
Wayne tending to his daughter's grave after the vandalism Credit: ITV News Anglia

"What can you say, I suppose it was Halloween, but what sort of people and where are the parents if they are children or teenagers doing this. This is a lovely village, we've never had anything like this happen here."

– Linda Moore, Thorney resident
Thorney cemetery Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridgeshire police say they are investigating and will increase patrols in the area.