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Gravestone vandalism destroys flowers and ornaments at Katherine Cemetery

posted 12-Jul-2018
Approximately 30 cemetery sites at the Katherine Memorial Cemetery were vandalised over the weekend. Ornaments were smashed into small pieces and flowers destroyed. Unfortunately, the damage to ornaments was so extensive, they were beyond repair, and have been removed.

The Mayor Fay Miller said, "That is was an appalling, senseless and insensitive act, and our hearts go out to the families affected."

The vandalism was discovered by Council staff undertaking the daily inspection and maintenance of the cemetery grounds. Members of the public are encouraged to report any suspicious or unlawful behaviour, including people being in the cemetery grounds between Sunset and Sunrise, to the police.