A member of a cemetery chapel which was destroyed by an arson attack at the weekend said she "could not believe" what had happened.
Grace Hamp, who has been a member of the chapel for the past 20 years said, "it's so sad and mindless because it's never done anybody any harm and it's there for anybody who wants it and needs it."
"It's difficult to put into words," she added, "we're just horrified at what they've done."
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"She tried to take hold of the knife to stop him. He told her not to shout out and scream and get on her knees and beg."
A minute-by-minute witness account of the battle has been found and entries from the diary will be tweeted in real time on the anniversary.
"He was so matted that he barely resembled a dog at first glance. His fur was covered in faeces and it was completely covering his eyes."