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Footprint clue to damage

Police in Poole are renewing their appeal for witnesses after a large number of headstones were damaged at a graveyard in the Oakdale area of the town – with officers releasing an image of a shoe print found at the location.

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Clean-up at vandalised graveyard

Dozens of graves were vandalised at a cemetery in Dorset last weekend. Devastated family members found the damage at Poole Cemetery on Dorchester Road last Saturday morning. 30 headstones were pushed and kicked over. Floral displays and wooden crosses for the recently deceased were trampled on.

Council officials have been at the cemetery trying to put things back in order. Police have now released a picture of a footprint which they believe belongs to the suspect. A 23-year-old man was arrested and released without charge.

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