Vandals strike again at Kirrie cemetery

Vandals have struck again in the cemetery on Kirrie Hill, this time causing damage to around a dozen headstones.

The weekend attack has been described by Angus Council as a “despicable act of destruction”.

One of the headstones which has been vandalised.

One of the headstones which has been vandalised.

Staff were left “appalled” by the scale of the destruction and an appeal has gone out to try to trace those responsible.

They discovered about a dozen toppled and damaged headstones when they arrived for work at the cemetery on Monday morning.

A spokesman for the council said: “What prompts someone to act in this way is beyond our understanding. They clearly have no regard or consideration for others.

“This was a despicable act of vandalism committed with no respect whatsoever for the departed or any thought for the feelings of their descendants.

“We are sure the vast majority of people share our dismay at such actions and we hope the community can help to identify those responsible and ensure they account for their criminality.

“Anyone who knows who did this should contact Police Scotland on 101 and pass on what information they have.”

This latest incident follows last year’s vandalism of the grave of Peter Pan author J M Barrie.

On that occasion coping stones were pulled from the grave and dumped on the family plot and other areas of the cemetery.