Australia Families devastated after headstones smashed in SA cemetery

05:35  05 november  2017
05:35  05 november  2017 Source:   9News.com.au

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Families devastated after headstones smashed in SA cemetery . Heartbroken families have been left devastated after almost fifty headstones were smashed and damaged at a cemetery in the Clare Valley, north of Adelaide.

Families devastated after headstones smashed in SA cemetery . Heartbroken families have been left devastated after almost fifty headstones were smashed and damaged at a cemetery in the Clare Valley, north of Adelaide.

Heartbroken families have been left devastated after almost fifty headstones were smashed and damaged at a cemetery in the Clare Valley, north of Adelaide.

Graves belonging to war veterans were among those targeted in the senseless act of vandalism.

Leeanne Garrard’s mother, husband and daughter are all buried at the cemetery and she said she’s devastated by the incident.

“The headstones are alright thank goodness it’s just everything else that you’ve put there that means much to you,” Ms Garrard told 9NEWS.

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Families are devastated after yobs went on the rampage at a cemetery , smashing up headstones and damaging ornaments. A number of headstones were damaged in the first attack.

Families devastated after headstones smashed in SA cemetery . Heartbroken families have been left devastated after almost fifty headstones were smashed and damaged at a cemetery in the Clare Valley, north of Adelaide.

It is not known when the 46 graves were vandalised, however a visitor on Wednesday said there was no damage, indicating it happened in the past three days.

“This is not an act of need or greed, this is just outright violence towards those who can’t defend themselves and should rest in honour,” Mayor Allan Aughey said.

“I just can’t believe somebody would go to so much effort,” local resident Doug Kench said.

“It just absolutely rots my guts.”

The cost of the damage is expected to reach in excess of $300,000.

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