Graves at Stapenhill Cemetery have been left damaged after being hit by a car.

stapenhilldamageFive memorials have been damaged by the incident, which happened over the weekend. A witness has informed the Cemetery Office that the damage was committed by a white Ford Fiesta on Sunday 1st June at approximately 12.30pm. The police have been informed but the car driver has not yet come forward and the Cemetery Office is still trying to contact some of the families who have been affected.

Councillor Dennis Fletcher, Deputy Leader for Built Environment, said: “It’s a real shame to hear about this incident which, in addition to the upset for the families concerned, has caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage.

“More and more people are choosing to drive through the cemetery. The speed limit is 5mph. Drivers are asked to park in the lay-bys provided rather than by the side of their grave, and to pay careful attention to pedestrians and machinery.
“Accidents happen, and I would urge anyone with any information about this incident to come forward.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Staffordshire Police.