Police appeal after yobs target Batley Cemetery

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Police are appealing for witnesses after vandals desecrated graves at Batley Cemetery.

A spate of attacks that began in the new year have caused hundreds of pounds of damage to around 11 graves, with crosses pushed over and smashed.

Batley Cemetery Support Group chairman Bill Fox said some were beyond repair.

Batley Neighbourhood Policing Team has allocated an officer to investigate the crimes and other issues at the cemetery.

They are working with Kirklees MC and local councillors to identify potential suspects.

Police officers will also be patrolling the area in a bid to deter further offences.

Anyone with any information about the cemetery vandalism can contact police via 101.