Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2024

Visitors to Leamington Spa Cemetery, Brunswick Street, are being asked to help Warwick District Council, following the destruction of many gravestones on Saturday 6 July.

The incident happened before the Cemetery closed for the night at 8pm and visitors are asked to contact the Council if they recall seeing anything which might help to catch the perpetrators.

Cllr Will Roberts, Portfolio Holder, Neighbourhood Services said: “We are shocked and saddened to see such mindless vandalism in the Cemetery and we are doing all we can to preserve and make safe the damaged gravestones, which will cost just under £4,000. Sadly, several have been destroyed beyond repair, which we know will be upsetting for visitors to the Cemetery to see.

"This is not just about the physical damage, but also the history and heritage of the families in our community which cannot be replaced. I would like to thank those of you who have shared information with us so far, we appreciate your support and sincerely hope this is an isolated incident.”

Warwickshire Police along with the Council’s Wardens have provided an increased presence in and around the Cemetery, to provide reassurance to residents visiting and walking in the grounds.

Signage will indicate where the damage has occurred, both for health and safety and in case it prompts a recollection of any activity in that area on Saturday that might help to catch who is responsible.

Please contact: or telephone 01926 651418 or call Warwickshire Police – reference 23/28458/24

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