Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing over £17,000 of damage - councillors and staff ‘absolutely devastated’ at ‘mindless act of vandalism’

Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing £17,000 of damage.

Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing £17,000 of damage. - Credit: Archant

Councillors and staff say they are “absolutely devastated” after nine windows of Ely Cemetery were smashed over the weekend, causing more than £17,000 worth of damage.

Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing £17,000 of damage.

Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing £17,000 of damage. - Credit: Archant

Sarah Jay, deputy clerk at City of Ely Council, said: “The Estates Team that manage the cemetery take great pride in their work and in maintaining the chapel and grounds to a high standard.

“Councillors and staff have been very shaken by this mindless act of vandalism – they’re absolutely devastated, and it could cost more than £20,000 to repair.”

Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing £17,000 of damage.

Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing £17,000 of damage. - Credit: Archant

The incident is believed to have happened between 4pm on July 7 and 7.30am this morning.

A police spokesman said: “Unfortunately we have received a report that over the weekend a large amount of damage has been caused at the Beech Lane Cemetery in Ely - mostly windows being smashed on the chapel.

Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing £17,000 of damage.

Nine glass windows smashed at Ely Cemetery causing £17,000 of damage. - Credit: Archant


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“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting CF0390620717.”

Ely Cemetery

Ely Cemetery - Credit: Archant

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