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Arson at cemetery chapel

A Rugby cemetery chapel which reopened in March has been destroyed in an arson attack.

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Chapel arsonists condemned by council leaders

Council chiefs have condemned the "mindless vandals" who destroyed a cemetery chapel in Rugby.

Rugby Borough Council's cabinet member for environment, Councillor Dr Mark Williams, said parts of the chapel were "irreplaceable".

I am bitterly disappointed by this mindless act of vandalism.

Not only have these vandals destroyed a beautiful chapel, but they have also robbed mourners of a peaceful place for worship and contemplation.

We will rebuild and repair the chapel, but it looks like the historic cemetery bier is beyond saving. It is irreplaceable.

– Councillor Dr Mark Williams, Rugby Borough Council

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