Fury after war graves damaged
Gravestones in Hirst Wood Burial Ground, Shipley– of soldiers who fought in the First and Second World Wars and in one case trained the Bradford Pals – have been smashed by vandals, leaving the community in shock and anger.
Members of a local regeneration group said the damage caused was “disgusting” and lamented the complete lack of respect shown to those who gave their lives to protect freedom.
It is believed the military graves were targeted as civilian plots had been left untouched.
This is an abridged version of an article published in The Telegraph & Argus. You can read the full story and see more pictures on their website, See: https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17689762.fury-after-war-graves-damaged-in-hirst-wood-burial-ground-shipley/
If the culprits are caught they will no doubt come out with some lame excuse and as you say get a slap on the wrist.