Woman left heartbroken after vandals target grave

DISTRAUGHT: Joanne Young by her grandmother's grave.
DISTRAUGHT: Joanne Young by her grandmother's grave.

A woman was left feeling distraught and heartbroken after discovering her grandmother’s grave had been vandalised.

A regular visitor to her grandmother’s plot in Great Cornard cemetery, Joanne Young was horrified to see that somebody had smashed ornamental lights that had been left to mark the second anniversary of Silvia Dring’s death.

Miss Young said that when she saw the damage, she was too upset to check if any other plots had been targeted.

Speaking this week, the 34-year-old said: “How could someone do something like that to a person’s resting place?

“I think there are some wicked people around. I’ve never known something so wicked in all my days.”

Miss Young believes the vandalism must have happened between the early hours of Monday, April 28, and her mother finding the damage on the morning of Tuesday, April 29.

She said seeing the damaged lights was particularly upsetting.

Although distressed at the mess left at the plot, Miss Young did manage to pick up the pieces of damaged light for the police to use as evidence.

Unfortunately, officers have said that, as there were no fingerprints left, they will not be able to take the case any further.

“I don’t know what to do,” said Miss Young. “I am looking at buying a small camera that can be used as evidence if it happens again.

“It breaks my heart that I have got to put a camera close to my nan’s grave when she is meant to be resting.”

The family are appealing for anyone who might have seen or know anything about the incident to get in touch with police.