Police chief condemns grave theft as “disgraceful”

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A COLERAINE police chief has described the theft from a grave in Coleraine as “disgraceful behaviour”.

Some time between 6pm on September 18 and 9am on September 19, items including a temporary plaque were stolen from a grave at cemetery in the Spittal Hill area.

Condemning those responsible, Chief Inspector Nicky Thompson said: “This is disgraceful behaviour and I ask the public for their help to catch those responsible. Anyone found interfering with graves will face the full rigours of the law.”

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact police at Coleraine on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.