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Police reappealing for the public's assistance to track down those who destroyed gravestones in Singleton


Police are reappealing for information on those who destroyed gravestones at Singleton. 

Hunter Valley Police District (HVPD) Officers have been told that on Friday 31st May a vehicle was seen parked in Sedgefield Cemetery at around 7pm.

That's when an unknown number of persons damaged 36 gravestones, pushing them over and smashing them.

HVPD officers established a crime scene and have been investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area at the time, to contact police.

Hunter Valley Police District Commander, Superintendent Chad Gillies said he hopes people will come forward with the information police need to find those responsible.

“We want to find answers for the families affected by this. They have already experienced immeasurable grief, and this sort of incident stirs up those emotions all over again,"

“Someone knows something, and we urge anyone with any information to speak up,” Superintendent Gillies said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Singleton Police Station on 02 6578 7499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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