Caister cemetery thefts are confirmed by police

The grave of Angela Barber's dad is one of the affected graves. Picture: Angela Barber

The grave of Angela Barber's dad is one of the affected graves. Picture: Angela Barber - Credit: Angela Barber

A cemetery has been targeted by thieves who stole plant pots and decorative items, police have confirmed.

The items were reported stolen from a number of graves in Caister cemetery during June and July.

A police spokesman said: 'I can confirm we have the following incidents reported to us regarding Caister cemetery.

'Between 17 June and 17 July two plant pots were stolen from a grave, between 8 and 16 July decorative items have been stolen from a grave and between 17 and 19 July plant pots were stolen from a grave.'

Angela Barber saw the grave of her father, John Harvey, targeted and said she was 'devastated' by what happened.


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Borough councillor Penny Carpenter was contacted by two members of the public who had noticed thefts from graves at the council-run site. She said: 'I cannot see why anyone would want to do such a thing.'

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