Appeal: Military Gravestones Vandalized in Shipley

Thursday 6 June, 2019

Detectives are appealing for information after a number of military gravestones have been vandalized.

The incident happened between 11am on Monday 3 June and Tuesday 4 June at Hirst Wood burial ground in Shipley.

The war graves on this site are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who will ensure all damage is cleared and repaired.

Detective Inspector Amanda Middleton, said:

“Our investigation is ongoing into the vandalism of these gravestones. They were destroyed in what was a mindless act of destruction and I would urge anyone with any information to come forward and speak to the police.

“High visibility reassurance patrols have been stepped up in the area whilst officers continue with their enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information is asked to contact Bradford District Police via 101 quoting log number 952 of 6 June. Information can also be passed to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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