Gravestones damaged – Hunter Valley

An investigation has been launched after more than 30 gravestones were desecrated at a cemetery in the Hunter Valley tonight.

Police have been told, about 7pm (Friday 31 May 2019), a vehicle was seen parked in Sedgefield cemetery, near Singleton, and unknown persons have damaged a number of gravestones.

In all, 36 gravestones were damaged during the incident; having been pushed over with a number of those being smashed.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As police continue their inquiries they’re asking for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, or has any information that could assist investigators, to come forward.

Anyone with information about fraudulent activity or other rural crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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