Arson at cemetery chapel

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

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Pictures show devastation of blaze at chapel

A devastating blaze has ripped through a cemetery chapel after mindless vandals broke in and set a fire over the weekend.

Rugby Borough Council has released pictures of the charred remains of the Watts Lane cemetery chapel after its recent refurbishment - and how it looks today, after the fire.

Before and after: where visitors would sit Credit: Rugby Borough Council

Vandals removed one of the windows of the chapel in the early hours of yesterday morning to get inside, where they lit a bonfire and left it to spread through the building.

The chapel had only recently been refurbished, with work completing in March this year.

One of the items on display in the chapel before the fire Credit: Rugby Borough Council
....And after the fire Credit: Rugby Borough Council

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