Vandals topple Denny Cemetery gravestones

Some of the graves are more than 100 years old
Some of the graves are more than 100 years old

A historic graveyard was left badly damaged after being targeted by vandals in an incident described as “despicable”.

Twenty headstones in Denny Cemetery were flattened by thugs, with two left smashed as a result.

The broken gravestones are among the oldest on the site at nearly a century old, each dating back to 1914.

The incident took place sometime between 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, and noon on Friday, July 1.

Falkirk Council has since urged members of the public who have loved ones interned in the cemetery to check if their grave markers are among those affected.

Police have also issued an appeal to the public to help catch those responsible.

A Central Scotland Police spokeswoman said: “These headstones were very large and were around 100 years old.

“Two of them have been broken as a result of being pushed over and they date back to 1914.

“This has been a despicable act and we appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”