Sidmouth police hits out at grave robbers

PUBLISHED: 20:02 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:25 17 June 2010

A SIDMOUTH sergeant has hit out at grave robbers who are plaguing a cemetery. Three families have reported items, including a solar powered light, stolen from the cemetery on Temple Street. One of the graves that has been targeted is that of Jodie Giggs

A SIDMOUTH sergeant has hit out at grave robbers who are plaguing a cemetery.

Three families have reported items, including a solar powered light, stolen from the cemetery on Temple Street.

One of the graves that has been targeted is that of Jodie Giggs, a 19-year-old girl who was killed in a car crash.

Sergeant Andrew Turner, a friend of the family, said: "We are disgusted by the fact that her grave and memory has been damaged in this way.

"We have had reports of a group of youngsters gathering in the cemetery in the late evenings engaging in anti-social behaviour."

"I want to remind people that the cemetery is not a place for people to gather and engage in such behaviour.

"The public and police officers are taking a very dim view of the actions by a small minority which have resulted in three families being extremely uneased by what has happened."

Anyone with information can contact Sidmouth Police Station on 08452 777444 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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