Scores of gravestones desecrated in 'appalling' vandalism at west London cemetery

Scores of gravestones desecrated in 'appalling' vandalism at west London cemetery. Credit: Twitter/@jemmag2504

Scores of gravestones have been desecrated in what has been described as an 'appalling' act of vandalism at a west London cemetery.

Headstones were damaged at the Hammersmith and Fulham Council-run North Sheen Cemetery.

The police are currently investigating the incident and have had a scenes of crime officer at site taking finger prints from the memorials affected.

On Saturday night in North Sheen Cemetery there was an act of vandalism where a number of memorials were pushed over and in doing so a small number were cracked/damaged.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council

Family and friends have spoken of their "devastation" over the damage.

This was an appalling act and our hearts go out to the families affected. We will do everything we can to catch the mindless vandals and we appeal for any information that might help the police.

H&F Council Leader Stephen Cowan.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has arranged for a memorial mason to attend site this week with a view to re-setting those memorials pushed over and repair those that were damaged.