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Extensive damage caused to graves in Worcestershire

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Extensive damage has been caused to a number of graves in Worcestershire.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident at St Andrews Parish Church Cemetery on Pershore Road in Evesham.

Officers say it happened sometime between 3am and 5:30am.

This was a senseless act that has caused a great deal of distress to the local community, particularly being Father's Day, with a number of people expected to visit the cemetery to pay their respects to their loved ones.

While investigations are ongoing, local officers have been patrolling the area making door-to-door enquiries and offering reassurance to the local community.

We take reports of this nature extremely seriously and I would urge anyone with any information to contact my local policing team as soon as possible to allow us to take appropriate action.

– Inspector Andy Smith, West Mercia Police