30 Oct 2013

Rotorua gravesite damage will not be investigated

12:52 pm on 30 October 2013

Police in Rotorua will not investigate gravesite damage, believed to be vandalism at the weekend, because they did not receive any complaints.

About 50 gravesites in a children's section of the Sala Street cemetery were damaged with wooden crosses said to be broken and ripped out and pots smashed.

A pregnancy, baby and infant loss support worker in Rotorua says the damage looked like a tornado had rushed through the area.

Police say enquiries should be referred to Rotorua District Council.