3 Feb 2009

Christchurch graves tampered with

5:45 pm on 3 February 2009

Brass plaques have been damaged or prised off at a cemetery in Christchurch.

Police say a woman has laid a complaint after her family found damage to a plaque and headstone at the Linwood Memorial Cemetery.

She then noticed a large number of other plaques missing, as well as several partly prised off.

It is believed the vandalism occurred between Friday and Sunday.

Police say incidents such as this are very upsetting for relatives and they want to hear from anyone with information.