US shutdown closes Cambridgeshire cemetery

The American Cemetery in Madingley has been closed Credit: PA

An iconic Cambridgeshire cem­e­tery has been closed to members of the public as a result of the US government's shutdown.

Around 3,800 US military personnel are buried at the American Cemetery at Madingley, and the site attracts thousands of visitors every year.

However, tourists are now being turned away after funding was cut amid the on-going dispute between President Obama and the Republicans in Washington.

The cemetery has subsequently been closed until further notice.