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Headstones vandalised at Holybrook Cemetery in Southampton

By Sian Davies

1:40pm Thursday 7th February 2013

Headstones vandalised at cemetery

HEADSTONES and memorials have been vandalised at a Southampton cemetery.

Four headstones were kicked over or damaged at Holybrook Cemetery on Tremona Road.

Police are now appealing for anyone who has any information about what happened to contact officers.

Police Community Support Officer Tracey Cullen said: “We need to hear from witnesses to the damage or anyone with knowledge about who would commit such a disrespectful and upsetting act of vandalism.”

Anyone with information about the damage that was discovered on January 22 is asked to contact PCSO Cullen at the Shirley Safer Neighbourhoods Team on 101.

Comments(32)

Comments(32)

southy says...
1:47pm Thu 7 Feb 13

The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.

sparkster says...
2:05pm Thu 7 Feb 13

It seems even the deceased aren't safe from vandalism, disgusting

Outside of the Box says...
2:13pm Thu 7 Feb 13

There are some right horrible people around, scum who act like this have no place in a civilised society

Lone Ranger. says...
2:36pm Thu 7 Feb 13

southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
Southy .... Like it or not but there is no connection between the two.
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Vandalism has been going on at the cemetary for years ...... Headstones knocked over, flowers stolen and childrens toys all been taken from graves.
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I am prepared to see and share your opinion on many subjects ..... But you are out of order on this one.
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There is NO conncetion

cantthinkofone says...
2:36pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Wonder if it was random vandalism, or if it was targeted - eg racially motivated.

sparkster says...
2:43pm Thu 7 Feb 13

whatever the motive was it is a disgusting act, some have no respect for the dead or the living come to that, scum

st1halo says...
3:47pm Thu 7 Feb 13

cantthinkofone wrote:
Wonder if it was random vandalism, or if it was targeted - eg racially motivated.
What? you mean maybe black marble or white marble headstones?

Mary80 says...
4:04pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Messing with the spirit world is a very bad idea

The irate commuter says...
4:26pm Thu 7 Feb 13

cantthinkofone wrote:
Wonder if it was random vandalism, or if it was targeted - eg racially motivated.
Silliest post of the day goes to .....

lisa whitemore says...
5:22pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. wrote:
southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
Southy .... Like it or not but there is no connection between the two.
.
Vandalism has been going on at the cemetary for years ...... Headstones knocked over, flowers stolen and childrens toys all been taken from graves.
.
I am prepared to see and share your opinion on many subjects ..... But you are out of order on this one.
.
There is NO conncetion
And what makes you so sure that there is no connection then Lone Ranger?? I cant believe how long this took to make headlines as i was informed cple weeks ago this had happened unless its actually the second time its happened! They dont even shut the gates up there any more. SCC Should be ashamed of themselves!

Lone Ranger. says...
5:52pm Thu 7 Feb 13

lisa whitemore wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
Southy .... Like it or not but there is no connection between the two.
.
Vandalism has been going on at the cemetary for years ...... Headstones knocked over, flowers stolen and childrens toys all been taken from graves.
.
I am prepared to see and share your opinion on many subjects ..... But you are out of order on this one.
.
There is NO conncetion
And what makes you so sure that there is no connection then Lone Ranger?? I cant believe how long this took to make headlines as i was informed cple weeks ago this had happened unless its actually the second time its happened! They dont even shut the gates up there any more. SCC Should be ashamed of themselves!
Because the acts of vandalism were going on long before you father was made redundant .... in actual fact YEARS before.
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There have been gifts stolen as well as flowers.
.

Mr Price says...
6:12pm Thu 7 Feb 13

This never would have happened if The Council hadn't made Jim position redundant .....

IronLady2010 says...
6:15pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mr Price wrote:
This never would have happened if The Council hadn't made Jim position redundant .....
How do you know?

Mr Price says...
6:33pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Jim would have been on site doing his rounds and the gates which now remain open would have been closed.

IronLady2010 says...
6:39pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mr Price wrote:
Jim would have been on site doing his rounds and the gates which now remain open would have been closed.
So, what you are saying is...... in all the years Jim looked after the graveyard there was never ever one incident of vandalism?

SinnerSaint says...
7:06pm Thu 7 Feb 13

IronLady2010 wrote:
Mr Price wrote:
Jim would have been on site doing his rounds and the gates which now remain open would have been closed.
So, what you are saying is...... in all the years Jim looked after the graveyard there was never ever one incident of vandalism?
It doesn't look like that from what I'm reading.

In fact, from what I'm reading you are just being your typical antagonistic self. It's pretty obvious you haven't got yourself a life yet....

Lone Ranger. says...
7:09pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mr Price wrote:
Jim would have been on site doing his rounds and the gates which now remain open would have been closed.
Shutting the gates only stop vehicles ... It doesnt stop people on foot.
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And that certainly wont put of a few kids if that is the case.
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So your mate would not have made any difference .... as i have pointed out ..... it has been going on for years

J.P.M says...
7:24pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lone ranger can't spell.

acid drop says...
7:26pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Outside of the Box wrote:
There are some right horrible people around, scum who act like this have no place in a civilised society
put them under a headstone

Lone Ranger. says...
7:39pm Thu 7 Feb 13

J.P.M wrote:
Lone ranger can't spell.
Duznt mayke u a bad pierson duz it

J.P.M says...
8:03pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. wrote:
J.P.M wrote: Lone ranger can't spell.
Duznt mayke u a bad pierson duz it
Well, I am not likely to believe an old codger who has lost the ability to communicate......

Torchie1 says...
9:02pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Mr Price wrote:
Jim would have been on site doing his rounds and the gates which now remain open would have been closed.
Shutting the gates only stop vehicles ... It doesnt stop people on foot.
.
And that certainly wont put of a few kids if that is the case.
.
So your mate would not have made any difference .... as i have pointed out ..... it has been going on for years
The stories of vandalism have certainly appeared in The Echo for many years.

Lone Ranger. says...
10:03pm Thu 7 Feb 13

J.P.M wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
J.P.M wrote: Lone ranger can't spell.
Duznt mayke u a bad pierson duz it
Well, I am not likely to believe an old codger who has lost the ability to communicate......
I doubt that you would believe anything anyway

Reality-man says...
10:06pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. wrote:
lisa whitemore wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
Southy .... Like it or not but there is no connection between the two.
.
Vandalism has been going on at the cemetary for years ...... Headstones knocked over, flowers stolen and childrens toys all been taken from graves.
.
I am prepared to see and share your opinion on many subjects ..... But you are out of order on this one.
.
There is NO conncetion
And what makes you so sure that there is no connection then Lone Ranger?? I cant believe how long this took to make headlines as i was informed cple weeks ago this had happened unless its actually the second time its happened! They dont even shut the gates up there any more. SCC Should be ashamed of themselves!
Because the acts of vandalism were going on long before you father was made redundant .... in actual fact YEARS before.
.
There have been gifts stolen as well as flowers.
.
Maybe the old man did it to try and get his old job and home back?

andysaints007 says...
1:17am Fri 8 Feb 13

cantthinkofone wrote:
Wonder if it was random vandalism, or if it was targeted - eg racially motivated.
Blimey what a sh*t life you must lead if you have to even 'wonder' about that!!!!

stay local says...
2:50am Fri 8 Feb 13

southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
I am not sure how you come to this conclusion? It is just as likely that these graves were the physicals markers of deceased right wingers, their wealth power and status and their desecration was a political act by a left wing socialist group.

I agree it should not happen but it should not be used to score a political point. Especially when it is possible that the culprits are from working class backgrounds.

southy says...
8:41am Fri 8 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
J.P.M wrote: Lone ranger can't spell.
Duznt mayke u a bad pierson duz it
Well, I am not likely to believe an old codger who has lost the ability to communicate......
I doubt that you would believe anything anyway
Lone you know what they say when people pick up on spelling and grammar errors

southy says...
8:44am Fri 8 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. wrote:
lisa whitemore wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
Southy .... Like it or not but there is no connection between the two.
.
Vandalism has been going on at the cemetary for years ...... Headstones knocked over, flowers stolen and childrens toys all been taken from graves.
.
I am prepared to see and share your opinion on many subjects ..... But you are out of order on this one.
.
There is NO conncetion
And what makes you so sure that there is no connection then Lone Ranger?? I cant believe how long this took to make headlines as i was informed cple weeks ago this had happened unless its actually the second time its happened! They dont even shut the gates up there any more. SCC Should be ashamed of themselves!
Because the acts of vandalism were going on long before you father was made redundant .... in actual fact YEARS before.
.
There have been gifts stolen as well as flowers.
.
Lone this grave yard had the lest amount of attacks compair with Millbrook, the Common and the one on the other side of the Itchen

southy says...
8:49am Fri 8 Feb 13

stay local wrote:
southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
I am not sure how you come to this conclusion? It is just as likely that these graves were the physicals markers of deceased right wingers, their wealth power and status and their desecration was a political act by a left wing socialist group.

I agree it should not happen but it should not be used to score a political point. Especially when it is possible that the culprits are from working class backgrounds.
One thing you find with Socialist they do not vandalised, This is the normal reaction of Capitalist supporters doing this sort of act, as been though out History, remember those right wing group vandalising those jewish graves with there mark.

Lone Ranger. says...
9:32am Fri 8 Feb 13

southy wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
lisa whitemore wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
Southy .... Like it or not but there is no connection between the two.
.
Vandalism has been going on at the cemetary for years ...... Headstones knocked over, flowers stolen and childrens toys all been taken from graves.
.
I am prepared to see and share your opinion on many subjects ..... But you are out of order on this one.
.
There is NO conncetion
And what makes you so sure that there is no connection then Lone Ranger?? I cant believe how long this took to make headlines as i was informed cple weeks ago this had happened unless its actually the second time its happened! They dont even shut the gates up there any more. SCC Should be ashamed of themselves!
Because the acts of vandalism were going on long before you father was made redundant .... in actual fact YEARS before.
.
There have been gifts stolen as well as flowers.
.
Lone this grave yard had the lest amount of attacks compair with Millbrook, the Common and the one on the other side of the Itchen
Well it certaily gets it fair share .... and it was going on long before the warden left .

Facewagon says...
9:50am Fri 8 Feb 13

southy wrote:
stay local wrote:
southy wrote:
The Cemetery Warden job got cut, and lost his home at the same time, and this happens, the cemetery do not have the watch full eye like it use to have.
I am not sure how you come to this conclusion? It is just as likely that these graves were the physicals markers of deceased right wingers, their wealth power and status and their desecration was a political act by a left wing socialist group.

I agree it should not happen but it should not be used to score a political point. Especially when it is possible that the culprits are from working class backgrounds.
One thing you find with Socialist they do not vandalised, This is the normal reaction of Capitalist supporters doing this sort of act, as been though out History, remember those right wing group vandalising those jewish graves with there mark.
Socialists don't vandalise? So all the socialist graffiti around doesn't exist? Smashed windows on various G20 events and protests didn't happen? Come on southy, even you can't keep this up.

lisa whitemore says...
4:47pm Mon 4 Mar 13

Mr Price wrote:
This never would have happened if The Council hadn't made Jim position redundant .....
quite agree Mr Price

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