11 Jun 2015

Woman arrested over cemetery vandalism

2:32 pm on 11 June 2015

A woman has been charged over last month's vandalism and damage at Papakura Cemetery.

The vandalised cemetery in Papakura.

The vandalised cemetery in Papakura in mid-May. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Up to 40 graves were vandalised and the children's area at the cemetery was also wrecked, last month.

Decorations on graves and headstones were reduced to a pile of mangled crosses, flowers and toys.

Police said a 43-year-old woman appeared in court today charged with intentional damage.

They said it was a great relief for the families of those buried at the cemetery, who have been devastated by what took place.

The woman was due to appear in court again next month.

Vandalised graves

Photo: Supplied

Vandalised graves

Photo: Supplied

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