Thieves strike at Rastrick graveyard

Rastrick Cemetery in Carr Green Lane

Rastrick Cemetery in Carr Green Lane

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Thieves have struck at a Rastrick cemetery stealing items from a grave.

Police are appealing for information after thieves stole three solar powered lights from a graveside at Rastrick Cemetery, Carr Green Lane.

The incident happened between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday April 8.

Audrey Guvenc, NPT Coordinator from Brighouse Police Station, said the incident had caused distress to the family and urged anyone with information to come forward.

She said: “Many people leave items at gravesides, often as tokens of love and remembrance to those sadly missed. This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and something we take very seriously.

“I would encourage anyone that has suffered similar thefts to report this to Police via 101 or on-line @ www.westyorkshire.police.uk/reportcrime and anyone visiting the cemeteries to call police should they witness anyone acting suspiciously.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact PCSO Brian Mardell at Brighouse Street Police Station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote reference number 13150140466.