Police are appealing for information after graves, including one belonging to a recently deceased person, were damaged in Billingham at the weekend. 

It happened at the cemetery on Wolviston Back Lane between 8pm on Friday night September 3 and 11pm the following day, Saturday, September 4.

A floral tribute spelling “Mam”, pots of flowers and an orchid were damaged, as well as neighbouring graves.

Enquiries are on-going and we would appeal for any witnesses or anyone else with information to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number, quoting Ref 149728.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning 0800 555 111