Fourth grave attack in two weeks in Huddersfield
Jul 6 2009 By Dave Hinelfield
Mr Brook said: “I came this morning for my usual visit and someone had dug up six plants.
“It’s unbelievable. I have no idea why they would want to take them. They’ve actually taken the trouble to dig them up. I had a look in the bin, but they weren’t there.
“People who steal from graves are the scum of the earth and mindless idiots.
“I’ve had no problem before. This is the first time this has happened.
“I came to the cemetery expecting to give the grave a nice trim and I found the plants had disappeared.
“I can’t understand why anyone would do this. The plants aren’t worth anything and Kitty was a well-liked person.”
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman, who lives in Almondbury, has said it is time to get tough on grave attacks.
Mr Sheerman said: “It’s very disturbing and I hope the police can do something like electronic surveillance and I hope they will move swiftly because it’s very upsetting for friends and relatives.
“I will be in touch with the police and churches on Monday to see what can be done to stamp this out.
“These things are often copycat crimes and we want to make the voice of Huddersfield very clear: we take respect for the dead very seriously.”
Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team on 01484 436724 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.