Tweed cemetery was attacked by vandals last week.
Tweed cemetery was attacked by vandals last week. John Gass

CCTV footage to help police catch Tweed grave vandals

TWEED police are hopeful CCTV footage will help them catch those responsible for damaging about 30 burial plots at Tweed Heads Lawn Cemetery.

Tweed Shire Council's building and recreation assets coordinator Peter Ganser said the council had passed relevant footage from the incident last Wednesday to Tweed police.

Inspector Darren Steel, from Tweed Byron LAC, said police were still poring over the footage for any relevant leads.

All burial sites have now been returned as close to their original state as possible.

"This week all the memorabilia that was thrown around was collected and we're in the process of sending letters to families so they can come and pick up what's theirs," Mr Ganser said.

While they are cleaning up the vandal's mess, the council will take the opportunity to improve the overall presentation of the site.

During the attack at the Sunshine Ave cemetery 20 plots in the children's section and about 10 adjacent sites were damaged.

If you have information about the incident call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. Callers can remain anonymous.


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