Vandals attack graveyard twice in a month

St Martin's Graveyard was attacked in July.   Picture: Ian Rutherford
St Martin's Graveyard was attacked in July. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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Police in East Lothian today appealed for witnesses after vandals targeted a graveyard in Haddington for the second time in a month causing around £500 of damage.

Sometime in the past week, three headstones have been knocked over and a plaque has been destroyed at St Martin’s cemetery in Whittingehame Drive.

Officers previously investigated vandalism within St Martin’s in July, when the entrance gate and around 20 tombstones were ruined, resulting in repairs of over £6,000.

Inspector Ian MacKay said: “It is extremely disappointing that a cemetery, which has already sustained significant damage in the recent past has been targeted once again.

“We are carrying out high-visibility patrols in the area to speak with locals and establish whether anyone has information that can help trace those responsible for this despicable crime.

“If you do remember seeing anyone or anything suspicious within the cemetery in the past week or so then please contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.