Gravestones broken and planters smashed in vandalism on Hove church

Planters were smashed, memorial plaques cracked and a wall toppled over in the attack on St Andrews Church on Saturday. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Vandals have broken gravestones at a church in Hove.

Planters were smashed, memorial plaques cracked and a wall toppled over in the attack on St Andrews Church on Saturday.

Police are investigating, and the church says it wants to help those responsible, as it looks for assistance maintaining its gardens.

The Reverend Dan Henderson at St Andrew's Church say's he's confused as to why it happened.

He says: "'We don't really know why it happened, we expect people may have been under the influence of drink or drugs or may have just been angry, and at St Andrews we just want to love those people and love our whole community, but we also want our churchyard to be a place of peace and a place where people can come and relax safely."