Statement on Loughborough Cemetery vandalism

Published: Tue 24th May, 2022

We have issued the below statement following recent vandalism of memorial benches at Loughborough Cemetery. 

We are aware that a number of memorial benches at Loughborough Cemetery which have been dedicated in memory of loved ones have been mindlessly damaged by vandals overnight.

We are appalled by and condemn this callous act of vandalism in a place where people come to grieve and pay their respect to loved ones.

The incident has been reported to the police and we will fully support their investigations.

We will also investigate all measures to make the cemetery site more secure. However, options such as introducing CCTV will take time and require funding. We will also need to give consideration to its need and how it is used.

We are in the process of contacting the families affected and understand the incident will be incredibly upsetting and distressing for them. We will work with them to find the best way to move forward including looking into repairing the benches or helping them with finding replacements.