Council 'upset and disgusted' after headstones at Northumberland cemetery spray-painted blue

Shocking vandalism at a Northumberland village cemetery is being investigated by police.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 4:49 pm

Seven headstones at North Sunderland Cemetery, Seahouses, had blue paint sprayed on them.

Several of the headstones had words sprayed on them while others were daubed with other graffiti.

The incident is thought to have happened late on Thursday, November 26.

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Graffiti at North Sunderland Cemetery.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Today (Friday) we received a report of criminal damage at North Sunderland Cemetery, Seahouses.

“A number of headstones were reported to have been vandalised.”

The cemetery, on South Lane, is managed by North Sunderland and Seahouses Parish Council.

"The parish council is very upset and disgusted at this act of unnecessary vandalism and are doing all they can to rectify this situation,” said Cllr Sylvia Hillan.

Graffiti at North Sunderland Cemetery.

"The parish council is trying to contact the families concerned."

Enquires are on-going and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 646 271120.

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One of the vandalised headstones.
A spray painted headstone at North Sunderland Cemetery.