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Vandals repeatedly target grave
Tuesday 3rd February, 2009

A grave has been repeatedly vandalised in Wigan.

Over the last few months unknown offenders have targeted one particular grave in Gidlow Cemetery, Standish.

On at least five separate occasions an offender or offenders have spread excrement mixed with glue over the headstone.

The most recent incident occurred between 17 January 2009 and 24 January 2009.

Police Constable Clive Rigby, based at Standish Police Station, said: "The family of this deceased person has no idea why the grave is being targeted in such a terrible and disrespectful way.

"Whoever has done this clearly has no respect for other people who have lost their loved ones.

"I would appeal for anyone with information about who might be responsible for this dreadful act to come forward."

No other grave has been targeted in this way.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Standish Police Station on 0161 856 7183 or the inpendent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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