UPDATED: Wrecking spree at Poole cemetery: "We've never seen anything like it"

Bournemouth Echo: SHOCKING: Some of the graves targeted by vandals at Poole cemetery SHOCKING: Some of the graves targeted by vandals at Poole cemetery

SICK vandals have smashed 25 graves in a wrecking spree at a Poole cemetery.

They struck at the Dorchester Road site on Friday night or early hours of the following morning.

Devastated family members were shocked to find the damage on Saturday.

Headstones were pushed and kicked over, some were broken and items such as floral displays and little wooden crosses for the recently deceased were thrown around and trampled on.

Among the desecrated graves was that of a six-month-old boy who died eight years ago.

His mum, who did not want to be identified, told the Echo: “It’s absolutely devastating. The people who did this have no idea what they have done to the families affected.”

She said: “We were called by friends and we walked straight up there. It was a terrible scene.

“An elderly man was already at his wife’s graveside, absolutely distraught at the damage.

“There was another lady who was in bits. She said she didn’t have the money to replace her husband’s headstone.

“The people who have done this must be made to realise what they have done.”

Jim Harris discovered the gravestone of his wife of 50 years, Sylvia, pushed over when he went to pay his respects on Saturday morning.

The 71-year-old, from the Waterloo Estate in Poole, found the toppled stone had smashed flower pots and ornamental meerkats placed on the grave by the family.

“It is utterly disgusting, these people don’t know the meaning of respect,” he said.

“But they will probably just get a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again, it would be a bit different if I got my hands on them.”

His son Robert, 40, added: “They deserve to be locked up and the key thrown away, you can’t get any lower than this.”

Council officials and local masons were at the cemetery over the weekend trying to put things back in order and police are investigating.

The group of stonemasons righting headstones and carrying out repairs at the cemetery on Sunday morning said they had never seen anything like it.

Matt Williams, of Williams Monumental Company, said it would have taken a group of vandals several hours to cause the amount of damage they found.

“This isn’t something a group of 15-year-olds could do, even the stones without ground anchors are extremely heavy,” he said.

“But whoever did it really worked on them and it must have taken some time, we have never seen anything like it.

“Of course, headstones aren’t cheap and they can’t really be repaired, so it is lucky that most of them haven’t been permanently damaged.”

Mr Williams said council officials will have to carry out ‘topple-tests’ on headstones around the cemetery to ensure they haven’t been loosened.

A second mason, John Knowles of Art Memorial, added: “We are lucky so many of these newer graves are fitted with ground anchors, so although the vandals have had a good go at it they haven’t been able to topple them completely over.”

A spokesman for Dorset police said the vandalism was reported on Saturday morning by a family member.

“They had been visiting their relative’s grave and saw it had been damaged and then realised a number of others had too.”

She added: “Several headstones had been pushed over and some seem to have been pushed with such a force that they have broken.”

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward by calling 101 or the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.

The spokesman added: “This is needless behaviour which has caused untold upset to the families affected. We will do all we can to catch those who did this.”

"It's evil"

ANOTHER family shocked by the heartbreaking scene on Sunday morning were Jean Humphries and her son Gary, whose brother’s grave was dismantled and scattered.

Mrs Humphries’ 25-year-old son Wayne took his own life 11 years ago, and the family visit his grave twice a week to keep it clean and pay their respects.

Gary Humphries said: “The whole family were going to come up today, but thankfully dad couldn’t come because it is too cold for him, he wouldn’t have got over seeing this.

“At first we thought it was just my brother’s grave which was attacked, as it is the only one in this part of the cemetery.

“They obviously targeted the newer graves, the ones where people have died more recently.”

His mother added: “I couldn’t have been more shocked and hurt when I got out of the car if someone had thrown a dart at me. There are some evil people around.

“This would have finished off my husband, he is not very well and he found my son when he died.”

"It's so disrespectful"

Bus driver Mark Hill had just got back from Florida when he found his partner’s headstone knocked into the mud on Saturday afternoon.

Mr Hill, 49, was together with Raymond Lloyd for 14 years until his death from a long-term heart condition in September last year.

He had taken the holiday, on the advice of a friend, to try and move on after Mr Lloyd’s death and said discovering the grave felt like his partner had been beaten up.

“When I got out of the car and saw the mess I thought it was just his grave which had been targeted, I was so upset I didn’t even notice all the others pushed over,” he said.

“I’m proud of his memorial and feel very hurt by this, it’s like someone’s beaten him up. There were some police up here, and they were very good and gave me a lot of support, I was a mess.

“It’s lucky I put artificial flowers on the grave, because I was going to America and wouldn’t be able to replace them, and the headstone fell on to them and wasn’t damaged.”

Mr Hill, who lives in Parkstone, said shortly after finding the damage he spoke to a bereaved mother who had only been able to afford a plaque for her son’s grave, and had seen this vandalised in the spree.

“Whoever did this obviously haven’t lost anyone close to them, or there is something wrong with them, it’s just so disrespectful,”he said.

 

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11:20am Sun 27 Jan 13

ifordcherry says...

The parents of these sick evil narrow minded fools should be marched through the town along with the perpertrators of this despicable act .Let them be seen with their trash offspring and allow all of us to see these wonderful humans(not)...If given the chance i will willingly kick these fools with the force or more that they dealt to the sacred headstones that could not kick them back...Lets hope in Karma "what goes around comes around"...May something nasty happen to each and everyone involved in this !!
The parents of these sick evil narrow minded fools should be marched through the town along with the perpertrators of this despicable act .Let them be seen with their trash offspring and allow all of us to see these wonderful humans(not)...If given the chance i will willingly kick these fools with the force or more that they dealt to the sacred headstones that could not kick them back...Lets hope in Karma "what goes around comes around"...May something nasty happen to each and everyone involved in this !! ifordcherry
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11:27am Sun 27 Jan 13

Buddles says...

How distressing for the families of the dead.
I daresay if the vandals are caught they will get "soft" justice, the usual claptrap if they were drunk or on drugs posing as mitigating circumstances by their defence teams.
Enough! I think a suitable punishment would be to take a leaf out of Singaporean justice and a sentence of judicial caning would suffice, these people are vermin.
How distressing for the families of the dead. I daresay if the vandals are caught they will get "soft" justice, the usual claptrap if they were drunk or on drugs posing as mitigating circumstances by their defence teams. Enough! I think a suitable punishment would be to take a leaf out of Singaporean justice and a sentence of judicial caning would suffice, these people are vermin. Buddles
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11:29am Sun 27 Jan 13

bbird says...

Youths attacking snow gritter, throwing stones & rocks concealed as snow balls at passing cars, now attacking graves. All in a week's work
Youths attacking snow gritter, throwing stones & rocks concealed as snow balls at passing cars, now attacking graves. All in a week's work bbird
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11:34am Sun 27 Jan 13

MMM444 says...

What sort of cretin would do this??, it really is broken britain when people stoop to this, find them, and bang em up, nah, just stick one of them pathetic tags on them and send them on there way, joke,end of
What sort of cretin would do this??, it really is broken britain when people stoop to this, find them, and bang em up, nah, just stick one of them pathetic tags on them and send them on there way, joke,end of MMM444
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11:57am Sun 27 Jan 13

rayc says...

Yet the Crime Survey of England and Wales claims that vandalism and anti social behavior has fallen.
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/magazine-21041
160
Is it because people are so used to vandalism that they no longer bother reporting it to the authorities or is it deeper than that?
II would like Dorset Police to adopt a No Excuse strategy to vandalism and anti social behavior. I suspect though that there will be an excuse that cut backs and budget savings prevent adequate resources being given to it.
Yet the Crime Survey of England and Wales claims that vandalism and anti social behavior has fallen. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/magazine-21041 160 Is it because people are so used to vandalism that they no longer bother reporting it to the authorities or is it deeper than that? II would like Dorset Police to adopt a No Excuse strategy to vandalism and anti social behavior. I suspect though that there will be an excuse that cut backs and budget savings prevent adequate resources being given to it. rayc
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12:29pm Sun 27 Jan 13

TheDistrict says...

Parade them, with the rest of the good people of the town making a gauntlet for them to pass through. Then bury them.
Parade them, with the rest of the good people of the town making a gauntlet for them to pass through. Then bury them. TheDistrict
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12:36pm Sun 27 Jan 13

nigglygrilly says...

My heart goes out to all those affected. One of my friends has her little boy buried up there and she discovered her friends boys grave destroyed - making that phone call must have been terrible -it's not just the people who's loved ones graves have been abused but those who also have graves there who are now terrified that thier loved ones gave will also be abused. My appeal is for anyone who knows anything - however small however insiginificant they think it might be, to come forward and tell the police so these nasty people can be punished. Also I would appeal for anyone who sees anything out of the ordinary, suspiscious to phone the police as soon as possible to try and prevent anything like this happening again.
My prayer is that those who are affected by these cruel actions will be able to replace the headstones and restore the graves to the way they were,
My heart goes out to all those affected. One of my friends has her little boy buried up there and she discovered her friends boys grave destroyed - making that phone call must have been terrible -it's not just the people who's loved ones graves have been abused but those who also have graves there who are now terrified that thier loved ones gave will also be abused. My appeal is for anyone who knows anything - however small however insiginificant they think it might be, to come forward and tell the police so these nasty people can be punished. Also I would appeal for anyone who sees anything out of the ordinary, suspiscious to phone the police as soon as possible to try and prevent anything like this happening again. My prayer is that those who are affected by these cruel actions will be able to replace the headstones and restore the graves to the way they were, nigglygrilly
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1:02pm Sun 27 Jan 13

TD61 says...

This is what happens when the good old council do away with cemetery wardens. If someone lived on site as they used to do, this sort of behaviour would either not happen, or could be stopped fairly quickly.

I have family graves up there, so will have to go and check them, which is inconvenient as I was only there on Thursday and had planned to spend today with my grandchildren - but then the scum who did this won't care about that ......... and I'm not even sure they care about anything in this world apart from themselves :o/

I just fail to see what they get out of such vandalism? I bet they would feel differently if their property was trashed though!!
This is what happens when the good old council do away with cemetery wardens. If someone lived on site as they used to do, this sort of behaviour would either not happen, or could be stopped fairly quickly. I have family graves up there, so will have to go and check them, which is inconvenient as I was only there on Thursday and had planned to spend today with my grandchildren - but then the scum who did this won't care about that ......... and I'm not even sure they care about anything in this world apart from themselves :o/ I just fail to see what they get out of such vandalism? I bet they would feel differently if their property was trashed though!! TD61
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1:17pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Richard Head says...

Absolute scum. I hope their parents are proud of them. I also hope they are soon caught and dealt with robustly, (although I doubt they'll get more than a slap on the wrist from our out of touch judicial system).

This country, which was once great, is now finished thanks to these low life inhabitants who have no respect for people or their possessions.

It won't be long before they start bragging to their pals about it. Let's hope these pals speak up.
Absolute scum. I hope their parents are proud of them. I also hope they are soon caught and dealt with robustly, (although I doubt they'll get more than a slap on the wrist from our out of touch judicial system). This country, which was once great, is now finished thanks to these low life inhabitants who have no respect for people or their possessions. It won't be long before they start bragging to their pals about it. Let's hope these pals speak up. Richard Head
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1:45pm Sun 27 Jan 13

cycletourer says...

Dont know what to say on this one,it is behond belief but are we really suprised that without anything to fear from the legal system and the courts low life scum will do this without any thoughts to those who it will hurt.Whilst the idea of parading the offenders through towns to shame them,i fear this would be turned into a 'Badge of Honour' and a 'hey you can watch me but you cannot touch me ' attitude.
Dont know what to say on this one,it is behond belief but are we really suprised that without anything to fear from the legal system and the courts low life scum will do this without any thoughts to those who it will hurt.Whilst the idea of parading the offenders through towns to shame them,i fear this would be turned into a 'Badge of Honour' and a 'hey you can watch me but you cannot touch me ' attitude. cycletourer
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1:51pm Sun 27 Jan 13

mikeba says...

Buddles wrote:
How distressing for the families of the dead.
I daresay if the vandals are caught they will get "soft" justice, the usual claptrap if they were drunk or on drugs posing as mitigating circumstances by their defence teams.
Enough! I think a suitable punishment would be to take a leaf out of Singaporean justice and a sentence of judicial caning would suffice, these people are vermin.
Fully agree .. having lived in Singapore it shows just how good a deterrent stiff justice can be. We only have to look, closer to home, at how the removal of the birch in the Isle of Man (by the European Court of Human Rights) has led to increased petty and anti social crime!!!
[quote][p][bold]Buddles[/bold] wrote: How distressing for the families of the dead. I daresay if the vandals are caught they will get "soft" justice, the usual claptrap if they were drunk or on drugs posing as mitigating circumstances by their defence teams. Enough! I think a suitable punishment would be to take a leaf out of Singaporean justice and a sentence of judicial caning would suffice, these people are vermin.[/p][/quote]Fully agree .. having lived in Singapore it shows just how good a deterrent stiff justice can be. We only have to look, closer to home, at how the removal of the birch in the Isle of Man (by the European Court of Human Rights) has led to increased petty and anti social crime!!! mikeba
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1:52pm Sun 27 Jan 13

ekimnoslen says...

Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society.

Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining.

YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.
Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society. Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining. YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame. ekimnoslen
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1:59pm Sun 27 Jan 13

spooki says...

ekimnoslen wrote:
Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society.

Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining.

YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.
WHAT? How dare you. I speak for the majority I hope when I say no I am not to blame for someone elses idiocy and selfishness. I have always been one of those kids who said 'I'm bored' when growing up. Do you know what I did? Go out, wreck someone else's property for fun? Go and get drunk/stoned/arreste
d? No. I got off my rear and found something constructive to do. That's what most people will do. Unfortunatly there are people,out there who think 'fun' is doing something thoughtless and upsetting other people. With comments like yours, I'm more inclined to blame YOU.
[quote][p][bold]ekimnoslen[/bold] wrote: Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society. Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining. YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.[/p][/quote]WHAT? How dare you. I speak for the majority I hope when I say no I am not to blame for someone elses idiocy and selfishness. I have always been one of those kids who said 'I'm bored' when growing up. Do you know what I did? Go out, wreck someone else's property for fun? Go and get drunk/stoned/arreste d? No. I got off my rear and found something constructive to do. That's what most people will do. Unfortunatly there are people,out there who think 'fun' is doing something thoughtless and upsetting other people. With comments like yours, I'm more inclined to blame YOU. spooki
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2:04pm Sun 27 Jan 13

spooki says...

Sorry, I was so steamed up I forgot my orininal comment. Some folk will think 'so what, it's only stones' but they are more than stones. They are symbol of a love for someone who has gone from their sight but not their hearts & minds. I can't begin to imagine what it's like to see your loved ones grave destroyed like this.
Sorry, I was so steamed up I forgot my orininal comment. Some folk will think 'so what, it's only stones' but they are more than stones. They are symbol of a love for someone who has gone from their sight but not their hearts & minds. I can't begin to imagine what it's like to see your loved ones grave destroyed like this. spooki
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2:31pm Sun 27 Jan 13

rayc says...

The average person in the street has absolutely no influence over decisions taken by the, European union, Governments Central and Local, or Police Services.
Talk of democracy and being able to change things at a ballot box is just that - talk.
The average person in the street has absolutely no influence over decisions taken by the, European union, Governments Central and Local, or Police Services. Talk of democracy and being able to change things at a ballot box is just that - talk. rayc
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2:41pm Sun 27 Jan 13

mikeba says...

rayc wrote:
The average person in the street has absolutely no influence over decisions taken by the, European union, Governments Central and Local, or Police Services.
Talk of democracy and being able to change things at a ballot box is just that - talk.
Correct .. as is everything else they do .. just talk
[quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: The average person in the street has absolutely no influence over decisions taken by the, European union, Governments Central and Local, or Police Services. Talk of democracy and being able to change things at a ballot box is just that - talk.[/p][/quote]Correct .. as is everything else they do .. just talk mikeba
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3:49pm Sun 27 Jan 13

mark and Ray says...

As i am one of the people affected by this mindless terrible crime i can not get my head round what goes through people minds when the are commiting such awful acts not only has it effected me emotionally as my partner only died 4 months ago and grave stone only been there for just over 2 months but i feel is a personal attack to my dead partner almost as if he were attacked in the street and now in hospital i really do hope someone some where can tell the police who is responsible because one day those same people will be like me and many others going to the cemetry visiting our loved ones
As i am one of the people affected by this mindless terrible crime i can not get my head round what goes through people minds when the are commiting such awful acts not only has it effected me emotionally as my partner only died 4 months ago and grave stone only been there for just over 2 months but i feel is a personal attack to my dead partner almost as if he were attacked in the street and now in hospital i really do hope someone some where can tell the police who is responsible because one day those same people will be like me and many others going to the cemetry visiting our loved ones mark and Ray
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5:20pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Ebb Tide says...

mark and Ray wrote:
As i am one of the people affected by this mindless terrible crime i can not get my head round what goes through people minds when the are commiting such awful acts not only has it effected me emotionally as my partner only died 4 months ago and grave stone only been there for just over 2 months but i feel is a personal attack to my dead partner almost as if he were attacked in the street and now in hospital i really do hope someone some where can tell the police who is responsible because one day those same people will be like me and many others going to the cemetry visiting our loved ones
It takes all sorts to form a community. Some have no useful role other than to act as a warning to the rest of us : warnings we ignore at our peril.

The act of desecration you have experienced is a warning that our methods of bringing up children are not fit for purpose : too many rules and not enough examples ??

However some bad apples don't mean the whole crop is bad and hopefully, this time, the police (with the help of witnesses) will get the leads that they need to bring the perpetrators to justice and a real understanding of the unnecessary grief they have now brought to those that have already experienced too much pain.

Understanding of and respect for the needs of others is obviously too difficult for some who must therefore be identified and positively "trained", hopefully in the community that knows what it is that the culprits did !!
[quote][p][bold]mark and Ray[/bold] wrote: As i am one of the people affected by this mindless terrible crime i can not get my head round what goes through people minds when the are commiting such awful acts not only has it effected me emotionally as my partner only died 4 months ago and grave stone only been there for just over 2 months but i feel is a personal attack to my dead partner almost as if he were attacked in the street and now in hospital i really do hope someone some where can tell the police who is responsible because one day those same people will be like me and many others going to the cemetry visiting our loved ones[/p][/quote]It takes all sorts to form a community. Some have no useful role other than to act as a warning to the rest of us : warnings we ignore at our peril. The act of desecration you have experienced is a warning that our methods of bringing up children are not fit for purpose : too many rules and not enough examples ?? However some bad apples don't mean the whole crop is bad and hopefully, this time, the police (with the help of witnesses) will get the leads that they need to bring the perpetrators to justice and a real understanding of the unnecessary grief they have now brought to those that have already experienced too much pain. Understanding of and respect for the needs of others is obviously too difficult for some who must therefore be identified and positively "trained", hopefully in the community that knows what it is that the culprits did !! Ebb Tide
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5:59pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Scumbags.
Scumbags. Letcommonsenseprevail
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6:24pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Carolyn43 says...

Listen to youngsters talking and those who have access, keep a look out on twitter and facebook - these morons are bound to be bragging about what they did.
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Absolutely sickening.
Listen to youngsters talking and those who have access, keep a look out on twitter and facebook - these morons are bound to be bragging about what they did. ...... Absolutely sickening. Carolyn43
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6:29pm Sun 27 Jan 13

tricky1007 says...

Come on Echo start up a campaign to help those who can not afford to replace anything that is broken, i will happily give a tenner, as i am sure others would
Come on Echo start up a campaign to help those who can not afford to replace anything that is broken, i will happily give a tenner, as i am sure others would tricky1007
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6:37pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Hobad1 says...

ifordcherry wrote:
The parents of these sick evil narrow minded fools should be marched through the town along with the perpertrators of this despicable act .Let them be seen with their trash offspring and allow all of us to see these wonderful humans(not)...If given the chance i will willingly kick these fools with the force or more that they dealt to the sacred headstones that could not kick them back...Lets hope in Karma "what goes around comes around"...May something nasty happen to each and everyone involved in this !!
I don't think i have ever agreed more with a post. Well said.
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: The parents of these sick evil narrow minded fools should be marched through the town along with the perpertrators of this despicable act .Let them be seen with their trash offspring and allow all of us to see these wonderful humans(not)...If given the chance i will willingly kick these fools with the force or more that they dealt to the sacred headstones that could not kick them back...Lets hope in Karma "what goes around comes around"...May something nasty happen to each and everyone involved in this !![/p][/quote]I don't think i have ever agreed more with a post. Well said. Hobad1
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6:49pm Sun 27 Jan 13

rich53 says...

If you are reading this and you know who did it even if it's a relation tell the plod!!
If you are reading this and you know who did it even if it's a relation tell the plod!! rich53
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7:24pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Dr Stephen R Covey says...

tricky1007 wrote:
Come on Echo start up a campaign to help those who can not afford to replace anything that is broken, i will happily give a tenner, as i am sure others would
Great idea let us show the imbeciles what 'community' is about! Count me in.
[quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: Come on Echo start up a campaign to help those who can not afford to replace anything that is broken, i will happily give a tenner, as i am sure others would[/p][/quote]Great idea let us show the imbeciles what 'community' is about! Count me in. Dr Stephen R Covey
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8:17pm Sun 27 Jan 13

wayneofafcb says...

The comment about no live in warden is correct. They maintained and watched over the graveyard properly and with care. The contractors that now "look" after the area, and i use the word with some irony, leave the stones covered in wet grass, and quite often the grass reaches knee height.
Whilst finances are tight, i question both the cost in pounds and in lack of care, that private contractors bring to the maintenance service.
I think that the likely savings are nothing. But the service provided to the memory of the deceased is priceless. About time to bring back a proper warden.
The comment about no live in warden is correct. They maintained and watched over the graveyard properly and with care. The contractors that now "look" after the area, and i use the word with some irony, leave the stones covered in wet grass, and quite often the grass reaches knee height. Whilst finances are tight, i question both the cost in pounds and in lack of care, that private contractors bring to the maintenance service. I think that the likely savings are nothing. But the service provided to the memory of the deceased is priceless. About time to bring back a proper warden. wayneofafcb
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9:25pm Sun 27 Jan 13

tisdarcy says...

I only just heard about this, my babies are buried there. Feel devistated, I dont know if its our grave or not yet but how on earth can any person sink so low to do this thing. Scum.
I only just heard about this, my babies are buried there. Feel devistated, I dont know if its our grave or not yet but how on earth can any person sink so low to do this thing. Scum. tisdarcy
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9:38pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Ashleyafcb says...

Hope they ROT
Hope they ROT Ashleyafcb
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10:22pm Sun 27 Jan 13

manyogie says...

spooki wrote:
ekimnoslen wrote:
Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society.

Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining.

YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.
WHAT? How dare you. I speak for the majority I hope when I say no I am not to blame for someone elses idiocy and selfishness. I have always been one of those kids who said 'I'm bored' when growing up. Do you know what I did? Go out, wreck someone else's property for fun? Go and get drunk/stoned/arreste

d? No. I got off my rear and found something constructive to do. That's what most people will do. Unfortunatly there are people,out there who think 'fun' is doing something thoughtless and upsetting other people. With comments like yours, I'm more inclined to blame YOU.
Nope, the original comments correct, we sit around tutting at what's wrong with this country, and do nothing.
Its past time we stood up, and demanded a return to justice, a return to fairness, and stopped this headlong sleepwalk into anarchy.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ekimnoslen[/bold] wrote: Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society. Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining. YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.[/p][/quote]WHAT? How dare you. I speak for the majority I hope when I say no I am not to blame for someone elses idiocy and selfishness. I have always been one of those kids who said 'I'm bored' when growing up. Do you know what I did? Go out, wreck someone else's property for fun? Go and get drunk/stoned/arreste d? No. I got off my rear and found something constructive to do. That's what most people will do. Unfortunatly there are people,out there who think 'fun' is doing something thoughtless and upsetting other people. With comments like yours, I'm more inclined to blame YOU.[/p][/quote]Nope, the original comments correct, we sit around tutting at what's wrong with this country, and do nothing. Its past time we stood up, and demanded a return to justice, a return to fairness, and stopped this headlong sleepwalk into anarchy. manyogie
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4:21am Mon 28 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

Ahhhh bless the little darlings.
They must have got bored terrorising people on street corners and looked for something "new" to do.
Still,if they are caught.they will get a stiff talking to.
Can't upset them now can we?
Ahhhh bless the little darlings. They must have got bored terrorising people on street corners and looked for something "new" to do. Still,if they are caught.they will get a stiff talking to. Can't upset them now can we? BIGTONE
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7:29am Mon 28 Jan 13

goatty says...

Bring back the birch and beat these cowards in public.
I have said so many times we need harsh deterrents in this country, just like Singapore has. Harsh punishments will not concern law abiding citizens. The only people afraid of them are the criminals and yobs who unfortunately we seem to worry about more than the victims.
Its about time to tell the EU where to go and to stick their Human Rights Act, as this was the start of the breakdown of respect and morals in society.
Bring back the birch and beat these cowards in public. I have said so many times we need harsh deterrents in this country, just like Singapore has. Harsh punishments will not concern law abiding citizens. The only people afraid of them are the criminals and yobs who unfortunately we seem to worry about more than the victims. Its about time to tell the EU where to go and to stick their Human Rights Act, as this was the start of the breakdown of respect and morals in society. goatty
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8:02am Mon 28 Jan 13

nobbjockie says...

Have we got any names yet!!
Have we got any names yet!! nobbjockie
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8:57am Mon 28 Jan 13

Dont drop litter says...

TD61 wrote:
This is what happens when the good old council do away with cemetery wardens. If someone lived on site as they used to do, this sort of behaviour would either not happen, or could be stopped fairly quickly.

I have family graves up there, so will have to go and check them, which is inconvenient as I was only there on Thursday and had planned to spend today with my grandchildren - but then the scum who did this won't care about that ......... and I'm not even sure they care about anything in this world apart from themselves :o/

I just fail to see what they get out of such vandalism? I bet they would feel differently if their property was trashed though!!
There's absolutely no point in trying to blame the Council for this. If people had more respect for people and property there would be no need for Cemetary Wardens.
Now, I realise that we don't live in an ideal world, but there is no one to blame here except whoever did this and the people who brought them up.
Its easy to blame the Council or the Governement, but people have their own brains - they need to start using them.
[quote][p][bold]TD61[/bold] wrote: This is what happens when the good old council do away with cemetery wardens. If someone lived on site as they used to do, this sort of behaviour would either not happen, or could be stopped fairly quickly. I have family graves up there, so will have to go and check them, which is inconvenient as I was only there on Thursday and had planned to spend today with my grandchildren - but then the scum who did this won't care about that ......... and I'm not even sure they care about anything in this world apart from themselves :o/ I just fail to see what they get out of such vandalism? I bet they would feel differently if their property was trashed though!![/p][/quote]There's absolutely no point in trying to blame the Council for this. If people had more respect for people and property there would be no need for Cemetary Wardens. Now, I realise that we don't live in an ideal world, but there is no one to blame here except whoever did this and the people who brought them up. Its easy to blame the Council or the Governement, but people have their own brains - they need to start using them. Dont drop litter
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9:00am Mon 28 Jan 13

Dont drop litter says...

mikeba wrote:
rayc wrote:
The average person in the street has absolutely no influence over decisions taken by the, European union, Governments Central and Local, or Police Services.
Talk of democracy and being able to change things at a ballot box is just that - talk.
Correct .. as is everything else they do .. just talk
This has nothing to do with the Governement - any Governement! do you think that the people who did this pay attention to Politics? I doubt it.
This has to do with a lack of respect and a lack of education - and I don't mean at School - I mean the kind of education you receive at home.
[quote][p][bold]mikeba[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: The average person in the street has absolutely no influence over decisions taken by the, European union, Governments Central and Local, or Police Services. Talk of democracy and being able to change things at a ballot box is just that - talk.[/p][/quote]Correct .. as is everything else they do .. just talk[/p][/quote]This has nothing to do with the Governement - any Governement! do you think that the people who did this pay attention to Politics? I doubt it. This has to do with a lack of respect and a lack of education - and I don't mean at School - I mean the kind of education you receive at home. Dont drop litter
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9:24am Mon 28 Jan 13

rayc says...

ekimnoslen wrote:
Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society.

Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining.

YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.
This was posted in response to the post which said "society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining. YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame".

I am not to blame as I repeat what I said "the average person in the street etc."
[quote][p][bold]ekimnoslen[/bold] wrote: Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society. Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining. YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.[/p][/quote]This was posted in response to the post which said "society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining. YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame". I am not to blame as I repeat what I said "the average person in the street etc." rayc
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9:28am Mon 28 Jan 13

PooleParky says...

Utterly disgusting. I just cannot understand why anyone would do this. So shameful.
Utterly disgusting. I just cannot understand why anyone would do this. So shameful. PooleParky
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11:10am Mon 28 Jan 13

TeamGBrave says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
Listen to youngsters talking and those who have access, keep a look out on twitter and facebook - these morons are bound to be bragging about what they did. ...... Absolutely sickening.
I've seen a few posts assuming that youths were responsible for this. There's no evidence that was the case and the stonemason actually stated "this isn't something a group of 15-year-olds could do". Some young people are scum, but so too are some adults. But whoever has done this should be lynched.
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: Listen to youngsters talking and those who have access, keep a look out on twitter and facebook - these morons are bound to be bragging about what they did. ...... Absolutely sickening.[/p][/quote]I've seen a few posts assuming that youths were responsible for this. There's no evidence that was the case and the stonemason actually stated "this isn't something a group of 15-year-olds could do". Some young people are scum, but so too are some adults. But whoever has done this should be lynched. TeamGBrave
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11:18am Mon 28 Jan 13

suzigirl says...

rich53 wrote:
If you are reading this and you know who did it even if it's a relation tell the plod!!
Would not bother as the scum bags relatives probably can't read or write - I can see their parents now - sitting on their sofas smoking, guggling a can of cheap lager watching Jeremy Kyle!
[quote][p][bold]rich53[/bold] wrote: If you are reading this and you know who did it even if it's a relation tell the plod!![/p][/quote]Would not bother as the scum bags relatives probably can't read or write - I can see their parents now - sitting on their sofas smoking, guggling a can of cheap lager watching Jeremy Kyle! suzigirl
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11:53am Mon 28 Jan 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

It's all happening in Poole these days isn't it?! Sounds like one hell of a nasty place. Scum of the earth, this story, along with stolen paraplegic bike and 15 thugs attacking road gritter has really angered me now! Soneone give me a gun, like now!!!
It's all happening in Poole these days isn't it?! Sounds like one hell of a nasty place. Scum of the earth, this story, along with stolen paraplegic bike and 15 thugs attacking road gritter has really angered me now! Soneone give me a gun, like now!!! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
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12:25pm Mon 28 Jan 13

jacko225 says...

bbird wrote:
Youths attacking snow gritter, throwing stones & rocks concealed as snow balls at passing cars, now attacking graves. All in a week's work
Am I missing something? I can't seem to see anything in that article that suggests it was youths - in fact, I see something suggests OTHERWISE...

"Matt Williams, of Williams Monumental Company, said it would have taken a group of vandals several hours to cause the amount of damage they found.

“This isn’t something a group of 15-year-olds could do, even the stones without ground anchors are extremely heavy,” he said."

Maybe think before you go around accusing people of something there's no evidence for.

On topic... disgusting act from whoever did this. Hope they get rightfully punished - they deserve it!
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: Youths attacking snow gritter, throwing stones & rocks concealed as snow balls at passing cars, now attacking graves. All in a week's work[/p][/quote]Am I missing something? I can't seem to see anything in that article that suggests it was youths - in fact, I see something suggests OTHERWISE... "Matt Williams, of Williams Monumental Company, said it would have taken a group of vandals several hours to cause the amount of damage they found. “This isn’t something a group of 15-year-olds could do, even the stones without ground anchors are extremely heavy,” he said." Maybe think before you go around accusing people of something there's no evidence for. On topic... disgusting act from whoever did this. Hope they get rightfully punished - they deserve it! jacko225
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12:31pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

jacko225 wrote:
bbird wrote:
Youths attacking snow gritter, throwing stones & rocks concealed as snow balls at passing cars, now attacking graves. All in a week's work
Am I missing something? I can't seem to see anything in that article that suggests it was youths - in fact, I see something suggests OTHERWISE...

"Matt Williams, of Williams Monumental Company, said it would have taken a group of vandals several hours to cause the amount of damage they found.

“This isn’t something a group of 15-year-olds could do, even the stones without ground anchors are extremely heavy,” he said."

Maybe think before you go around accusing people of something there's no evidence for.

On topic... disgusting act from whoever did this. Hope they get rightfully punished - they deserve it!
I dont care if it was youths or 30 year old drug addicts or 60 year old alcoholics or hey, sociopaths or whatever. I dont care!! You miss the point here, Poole is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Listen I didnt come on here for a debate, merely venting my anger at such low life immoral unforgiveable behavior!
[quote][p][bold]jacko225[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: Youths attacking snow gritter, throwing stones & rocks concealed as snow balls at passing cars, now attacking graves. All in a week's work[/p][/quote]Am I missing something? I can't seem to see anything in that article that suggests it was youths - in fact, I see something suggests OTHERWISE... "Matt Williams, of Williams Monumental Company, said it would have taken a group of vandals several hours to cause the amount of damage they found. “This isn’t something a group of 15-year-olds could do, even the stones without ground anchors are extremely heavy,” he said." Maybe think before you go around accusing people of something there's no evidence for. On topic... disgusting act from whoever did this. Hope they get rightfully punished - they deserve it![/p][/quote]I dont care if it was youths or 30 year old drug addicts or 60 year old alcoholics or hey, sociopaths or whatever. I dont care!! You miss the point here, Poole is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Listen I didnt come on here for a debate, merely venting my anger at such low life immoral unforgiveable behavior! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
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12:38pm Mon 28 Jan 13

justme20092009 says...

bring back smacking your kids and make them scared,evil people,if my kids did that id make sure they was punished
bring back smacking your kids and make them scared,evil people,if my kids did that id make sure they was punished justme20092009
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12:39pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust!

no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps!
jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust! no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
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12:45pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

and if my comments are deleted (censored) or I am banned, then it just goes to show who wins here and exactly why these "criminals" are allowed to roam free.

I for one have multiple family members' headstones to go pay my respects to, mother, brother included, just not at said cemetary.

Allow our infuriation!
and if my comments are deleted (censored) or I am banned, then it just goes to show who wins here and exactly why these "criminals" are allowed to roam free. I for one have multiple family members' headstones to go pay my respects to, mother, brother included, just not at said cemetary. Allow our infuriation! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
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1:33pm Mon 28 Jan 13

jacko225 says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
jacko225 wrote:
bbird wrote:
Youths attacking snow gritter, throwing stones & rocks concealed as snow balls at passing cars, now attacking graves. All in a week's work
Am I missing something? I can't seem to see anything in that article that suggests it was youths - in fact, I see something suggests OTHERWISE...

"Matt Williams, of Williams Monumental Company, said it would have taken a group of vandals several hours to cause the amount of damage they found.

“This isn’t something a group of 15-year-olds could do, even the stones without ground anchors are extremely heavy,” he said."

Maybe think before you go around accusing people of something there's no evidence for.

On topic... disgusting act from whoever did this. Hope they get rightfully punished - they deserve it!
I dont care if it was youths or 30 year old drug addicts or 60 year old alcoholics or hey, sociopaths or whatever. I dont care!! You miss the point here, Poole is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Listen I didnt come on here for a debate, merely venting my anger at such low life immoral unforgiveable behavior!
I think you missed my point completely.

It was against people saying it was youths without evidence. Of course Poole is making headlines for the wrong reasons - but to blame a certain group of people when a) there's no evidence for it and b) it would be a TINY proportion of that group is just stupid.
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jacko225[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: Youths attacking snow gritter, throwing stones & rocks concealed as snow balls at passing cars, now attacking graves. All in a week's work[/p][/quote]Am I missing something? I can't seem to see anything in that article that suggests it was youths - in fact, I see something suggests OTHERWISE... "Matt Williams, of Williams Monumental Company, said it would have taken a group of vandals several hours to cause the amount of damage they found. “This isn’t something a group of 15-year-olds could do, even the stones without ground anchors are extremely heavy,” he said." Maybe think before you go around accusing people of something there's no evidence for. On topic... disgusting act from whoever did this. Hope they get rightfully punished - they deserve it![/p][/quote]I dont care if it was youths or 30 year old drug addicts or 60 year old alcoholics or hey, sociopaths or whatever. I dont care!! You miss the point here, Poole is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Listen I didnt come on here for a debate, merely venting my anger at such low life immoral unforgiveable behavior![/p][/quote]I think you missed my point completely. It was against people saying it was youths without evidence. Of course Poole is making headlines for the wrong reasons - but to blame a certain group of people when a) there's no evidence for it and b) it would be a TINY proportion of that group is just stupid. jacko225
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1:35pm Mon 28 Jan 13

jacko225 says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust!

no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps!
You do have a right to express your disgust. Please tell me where I said you couldn't? Ah that's right - I didn't say such a thing.

I'm not offended by freedom of speech - being a liberal, that would contradict my beliefs. What I am offended by is people accusing and generalising a person/a group of people without any evidence. It happens time and again on this website, and many others, and it isn't fair on people who belong to the accused group who have don't nothing wrong!
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust! no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps![/p][/quote]You do have a right to express your disgust. Please tell me where I said you couldn't? Ah that's right - I didn't say such a thing. I'm not offended by freedom of speech - being a liberal, that would contradict my beliefs. What I am offended by is people accusing and generalising a person/a group of people without any evidence. It happens time and again on this website, and many others, and it isn't fair on people who belong to the accused group who have don't nothing wrong! jacko225
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1:37pm Mon 28 Jan 13

coster says...

The country has gone to Hell, we all feel powerless and are sickened by the sights we see and the events we hear about.
May the persons who have carried out this travesty be punished severely.
The country has gone to Hell, we all feel powerless and are sickened by the sights we see and the events we hear about. May the persons who have carried out this travesty be punished severely. coster
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1:59pm Mon 28 Jan 13

scrumpyjack says...

jacko225 wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust!

no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps!
You do have a right to express your disgust. Please tell me where I said you couldn't? Ah that's right - I didn't say such a thing.

I'm not offended by freedom of speech - being a liberal, that would contradict my beliefs. What I am offended by is people accusing and generalising a person/a group of people without any evidence. It happens time and again on this website, and many others, and it isn't fair on people who belong to the accused group who have don't nothing wrong!
I would consider a 23 year old as part of the "youth today".
[quote][p][bold]jacko225[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust! no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps![/p][/quote]You do have a right to express your disgust. Please tell me where I said you couldn't? Ah that's right - I didn't say such a thing. I'm not offended by freedom of speech - being a liberal, that would contradict my beliefs. What I am offended by is people accusing and generalising a person/a group of people without any evidence. It happens time and again on this website, and many others, and it isn't fair on people who belong to the accused group who have don't nothing wrong![/p][/quote]I would consider a 23 year old as part of the "youth today". scrumpyjack
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2:02pm Mon 28 Jan 13

GaryFendley says...

So So Sick...If they can name you in the Echo for not having a T.V licence or owning a car without a tax disk in the ' IN THE DOCK ' page then i hope they print something usefull like the full names of the idiots involved in this terrible crime.
I hope that this haunts them for the rest of their lives.
So So Sick...If they can name you in the Echo for not having a T.V licence or owning a car without a tax disk in the ' IN THE DOCK ' page then i hope they print something usefull like the full names of the idiots involved in this terrible crime. I hope that this haunts them for the rest of their lives. GaryFendley
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2:25pm Mon 28 Jan 13

jacko225 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
jacko225 wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust!

no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps!
You do have a right to express your disgust. Please tell me where I said you couldn't? Ah that's right - I didn't say such a thing.

I'm not offended by freedom of speech - being a liberal, that would contradict my beliefs. What I am offended by is people accusing and generalising a person/a group of people without any evidence. It happens time and again on this website, and many others, and it isn't fair on people who belong to the accused group who have don't nothing wrong!
I would consider a 23 year old as part of the "youth today".
How people define "youth" is completely subjective. Doesn't give people the right to say that "oh, because one youth has been arrested they all should be". Happened on the snowball/gritter article as well - not all youths are the same.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jacko225[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust! no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps![/p][/quote]You do have a right to express your disgust. Please tell me where I said you couldn't? Ah that's right - I didn't say such a thing. I'm not offended by freedom of speech - being a liberal, that would contradict my beliefs. What I am offended by is people accusing and generalising a person/a group of people without any evidence. It happens time and again on this website, and many others, and it isn't fair on people who belong to the accused group who have don't nothing wrong![/p][/quote]I would consider a 23 year old as part of the "youth today".[/p][/quote]How people define "youth" is completely subjective. Doesn't give people the right to say that "oh, because one youth has been arrested they all should be". Happened on the snowball/gritter article as well - not all youths are the same. jacko225
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2:38pm Mon 28 Jan 13

nobbjockie says...

GREAT NEWS! 1 arrested.....I really hope they have the right person.....so let's have the name once he has been charged and then we can have a chat about it!
GREAT NEWS! 1 arrested.....I really hope they have the right person.....so let's have the name once he has been charged and then we can have a chat about it! nobbjockie
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2:41pm Mon 28 Jan 13

scrumpyjack says...

People rightly blame parents, but I would also lay a whole heap of blame at the door of self-proclaimed 'liberals'.

The sort that bangs about the rights of the child, that it's not their fault it's society, that school is not the place to be punished, rather than sentence and punish we should embrace and understand.

Well we have all seen where that has got us.
People rightly blame parents, but I would also lay a whole heap of blame at the door of self-proclaimed 'liberals'. The sort that bangs about the rights of the child, that it's not their fault it's society, that school is not the place to be punished, rather than sentence and punish we should embrace and understand. Well we have all seen where that has got us. scrumpyjack
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3:18pm Mon 28 Jan 13

geoffro says...

police cant be bothered or not enough man power how about starting a vigilante group and sort the scum off the town out
police cant be bothered or not enough man power how about starting a vigilante group and sort the scum off the town out geoffro
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3:21pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Niki1 says...

You would think that at 23 years old (if it was him) he would know better!!!!!! but it does not matter what age the person/people were who did this it is beyond belief that it was done in the first place. My friends little baby is buried there and I can only image what they are going through at this time. Once the person/people are caught they should be made to meet all the families that they have caused the distress to.
You would think that at 23 years old (if it was him) he would know better!!!!!! but it does not matter what age the person/people were who did this it is beyond belief that it was done in the first place. My friends little baby is buried there and I can only image what they are going through at this time. Once the person/people are caught they should be made to meet all the families that they have caused the distress to. Niki1
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3:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Phixer says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
People rightly blame parents, but I would also lay a whole heap of blame at the door of self-proclaimed 'liberals'.

The sort that bangs about the rights of the child, that it's not their fault it's society, that school is not the place to be punished, rather than sentence and punish we should embrace and understand.

Well we have all seen where that has got us.
Indeed! The Poll Tax would have made them realise who actually has to pay for all this.

Everything now is some-one elses fault. And its us taxpayers that have to clear it up.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: People rightly blame parents, but I would also lay a whole heap of blame at the door of self-proclaimed 'liberals'. The sort that bangs about the rights of the child, that it's not their fault it's society, that school is not the place to be punished, rather than sentence and punish we should embrace and understand. Well we have all seen where that has got us.[/p][/quote]Indeed! The Poll Tax would have made them realise who actually has to pay for all this. Everything now is some-one elses fault. And its us taxpayers that have to clear it up. Phixer
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5:08pm Mon 28 Jan 13

dvdr says...

I do not understand this.

What can be in the mind(s) (if mind(s) there be) of the person or persons who would do this? What could they possibly get out of it?

My view is that if identified, charged, and convicted, he (probably not she) or they need not merely dramatic punishment, but more importantly, treatment, preferably in a confined environment, and for a considerable time.

Sadly, I do not think that present UK laws allow convicted perpetrators to be chained up (and together if there be several) and left in the cemetery for a few days and nights to allow him/them to think about what he/they have done.

Who loses by such vandalism? We, the community in general.

Who gains? Nobody.
I do not understand this. What can be in the mind(s) (if mind(s) there be) of the person or persons who would do this? What could they possibly get out of it? My view is that if identified, charged, and convicted, he (probably not she) or they need not merely dramatic punishment, but more importantly, treatment, preferably in a confined environment, and for a considerable time. Sadly, I do not think that present UK laws allow convicted perpetrators to be chained up (and together if there be several) and left in the cemetery for a few days and nights to allow him/them to think about what he/they have done. Who loses by such vandalism? We, the community in general. Who gains? Nobody. dvdr
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5:52pm Mon 28 Jan 13

KLH says...

Should be tarred and feathered.
Should be tarred and feathered. KLH
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6:18pm Mon 28 Jan 13

goatty says...

Careful what you say about the yobs as the Pc brigade are out in force at the Echo. I have been told off saying people do not like my views.
Careful what you say about the yobs as the Pc brigade are out in force at the Echo. I have been told off saying people do not like my views. goatty
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7:11pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Dont drop litter says...

Phixer wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
People rightly blame parents, but I would also lay a whole heap of blame at the door of self-proclaimed 'liberals'.

The sort that bangs about the rights of the child, that it's not their fault it's society, that school is not the place to be punished, rather than sentence and punish we should embrace and understand.

Well we have all seen where that has got us.
Indeed! The Poll Tax would have made them realise who actually has to pay for all this.

Everything now is some-one elses fault. And its us taxpayers that have to clear it up.
Spot-on. It's good to hear that someone else in this country understands that the best way to make everyone contribute towards society was to make EVERYONE pay.
If everyone over 18 was paying their way there would be a lot less of this sort of thing once the penny dropped that the more property got damaged and spoiled that the repair costs come straight fro.m their pockets.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: People rightly blame parents, but I would also lay a whole heap of blame at the door of self-proclaimed 'liberals'. The sort that bangs about the rights of the child, that it's not their fault it's society, that school is not the place to be punished, rather than sentence and punish we should embrace and understand. Well we have all seen where that has got us.[/p][/quote]Indeed! The Poll Tax would have made them realise who actually has to pay for all this. Everything now is some-one elses fault. And its us taxpayers that have to clear it up.[/p][/quote]Spot-on. It's good to hear that someone else in this country understands that the best way to make everyone contribute towards society was to make EVERYONE pay. If everyone over 18 was paying their way there would be a lot less of this sort of thing once the penny dropped that the more property got damaged and spoiled that the repair costs come straight fro.m their pockets. Dont drop litter
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7:11pm Mon 28 Jan 13

guisselle says...

Goodness me this is a travesty! My
Mother's step-mother is buried here
Emily Elizabeth Churchhouse buried
in 1940s I believe. Always was a bit of
trouble there with the kids round the
corner.
Goodness me this is a travesty! My Mother's step-mother is buried here Emily Elizabeth Churchhouse buried in 1940s I believe. Always was a bit of trouble there with the kids round the corner. guisselle
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7:12pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Dont drop litter says...

TeamGBrave wrote:
Carolyn43 wrote:
Listen to youngsters talking and those who have access, keep a look out on twitter and facebook - these morons are bound to be bragging about what they did. ...... Absolutely sickening.
I've seen a few posts assuming that youths were responsible for this. There's no evidence that was the case and the stonemason actually stated "this isn't something a group of 15-year-olds could do". Some young people are scum, but so too are some adults. But whoever has done this should be lynched.
It seems that you're wrong - and we were right.
[quote][p][bold]TeamGBrave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: Listen to youngsters talking and those who have access, keep a look out on twitter and facebook - these morons are bound to be bragging about what they did. ...... Absolutely sickening.[/p][/quote]I've seen a few posts assuming that youths were responsible for this. There's no evidence that was the case and the stonemason actually stated "this isn't something a group of 15-year-olds could do". Some young people are scum, but so too are some adults. But whoever has done this should be lynched.[/p][/quote]It seems that you're wrong - and we were right. Dont drop litter
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7:18pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Dont drop litter says...

jacko225 wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust!

no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps!
You do have a right to express your disgust. Please tell me where I said you couldn't? Ah that's right - I didn't say such a thing.

I'm not offended by freedom of speech - being a liberal, that would contradict my beliefs. What I am offended by is people accusing and generalising a person/a group of people without any evidence. It happens time and again on this website, and many others, and it isn't fair on people who belong to the accused group who have don't nothing wrong!
well it looks like they have someone in custody and guess what - he's only 23.
In terms of punishment what would you suggest? a quiet chat with a nice cup of tea to discuss his problems and to try and understand why he did it? or, dress him in a pink boiler suit whilst he picks up chewing gum off the pavement in front of the whole town?
[quote][p][bold]jacko225[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: jacko225 if you feel offended by such freedom of speech responses, then please feel free to run to the echo and tell them to stop publishing anger arousing headlines and stories that rile up us public servants. we have a right to express our disgust! no one here asked to live in or around such a vile society! we are entitled to expect an end to this savage way of life that we are hearing about day in day out on our very own doorsteps![/p][/quote]You do have a right to express your disgust. Please tell me where I said you couldn't? Ah that's right - I didn't say such a thing. I'm not offended by freedom of speech - being a liberal, that would contradict my beliefs. What I am offended by is people accusing and generalising a person/a group of people without any evidence. It happens time and again on this website, and many others, and it isn't fair on people who belong to the accused group who have don't nothing wrong![/p][/quote]well it looks like they have someone in custody and guess what - he's only 23. In terms of punishment what would you suggest? a quiet chat with a nice cup of tea to discuss his problems and to try and understand why he did it? or, dress him in a pink boiler suit whilst he picks up chewing gum off the pavement in front of the whole town? Dont drop litter
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7:34pm Mon 28 Jan 13

guisselle says...

guisselle wrote:
Goodness me this is a travesty! My
Mother's step-mother is buried here
Emily Elizabeth Churchhouse buried
in 1940s I believe. Always was a bit of
trouble there with the kids round the
corner.
Sorry its not kids but a young "adult"
who did this.
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: Goodness me this is a travesty! My Mother's step-mother is buried here Emily Elizabeth Churchhouse buried in 1940s I believe. Always was a bit of trouble there with the kids round the corner.[/p][/quote]Sorry its not kids but a young "adult" who did this. guisselle
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7:45pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Buddles says...

More than picking chewing gum off the pavement! A **** good thrashing is what's needed.

Monetary fines and "community service" and mealy-mouthed apologies to the affected, don't work. Being strapped to an A-frame and given a few strokes of the rattan would make them think twice and send out an example to other vandals and miscreants.

Out of interest I looked at the 2010 Conservative manifesto......quite a lot of ideas for crime and justice but hardly implemented because we have a coalition. The Liberal Democrat manifesto barely warranted a paragraph on crime and justice, just some yoghurt-knitting waffle.

Don't worry goatty, I agree with you! The "give 'em a chance and rehabilitation" is clearly not working.

When I was younger I used to get up to high jinks but there was always that 'Nooooo, we might get nicked' or 'No way, that's wrong' or 'Shhhhh! You'll wake the neighbours!'. Even though we were young there was always that element of "wrong", now they just don't care about getting nicked or upsetting others because there is no proper punishment.
More than picking chewing gum off the pavement! A **** good thrashing is what's needed. Monetary fines and "community service" and mealy-mouthed apologies to the affected, don't work. Being strapped to an A-frame and given a few strokes of the rattan would make them think twice and send out an example to other vandals and miscreants. Out of interest I looked at the 2010 Conservative manifesto......quite a lot of ideas for crime and justice but hardly implemented because we have a coalition. The Liberal Democrat manifesto barely warranted a paragraph on crime and justice, just some yoghurt-knitting waffle. Don't worry goatty, I agree with you! The "give 'em a chance and rehabilitation" is clearly not working. When I was younger I used to get up to high jinks but there was always that 'Nooooo, we might get nicked' or 'No way, that's wrong' or 'Shhhhh! You'll wake the neighbours!'. Even though we were young there was always that element of "wrong", now they just don't care about getting nicked or upsetting others because there is no proper punishment. Buddles
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8:35pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Pezza1040 says...

Where abouts in poole is this cemetery as there is at least 3 Dorchester roads in Poole.
Where abouts in poole is this cemetery as there is at least 3 Dorchester roads in Poole. Pezza1040
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11:23pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

Suggest a weeks making good in the graveyard, well publicised of course. Followed by transportation to the Falklands.
Suggest a weeks making good in the graveyard, well publicised of course. Followed by transportation to the Falklands. Wilkie
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11:58pm Mon 28 Jan 13

gottafly says...

I was devastated when I arrived at my dear son's grave on Saturday morning. His cross and name plaque were missing then I saw them torn out and thrown some way away. Then I realised that the headstone next to him was pushed over and slowly started to realise the extent of the damage. Precious memorials in our dear loved ones place of peace torn assunder. precious memories thrown and torn apart. Unbelievable how so much damage was doone.
It was awful, grown men and families sobbing as they arrived and found the damage. I would say at least more than 50 were damaged from what i eventually saw - even some old stone crosses pushed over, although most of the ones targeted were new memorials, and oh so painful, as the pain is still so fresh.
I pray this man the police have is the one and that we can maybe rest a bit in hope that this won't happen again.
We need some help and some answers
I was devastated when I arrived at my dear son's grave on Saturday morning. His cross and name plaque were missing then I saw them torn out and thrown some way away. Then I realised that the headstone next to him was pushed over and slowly started to realise the extent of the damage. Precious memorials in our dear loved ones place of peace torn assunder. precious memories thrown and torn apart. Unbelievable how so much damage was doone. It was awful, grown men and families sobbing as they arrived and found the damage. I would say at least more than 50 were damaged from what i eventually saw - even some old stone crosses pushed over, although most of the ones targeted were new memorials, and oh so painful, as the pain is still so fresh. I pray this man the police have is the one and that we can maybe rest a bit in hope that this won't happen again. We need some help and some answers gottafly
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5:15am Tue 29 Jan 13

guisselle says...

Pezza1040 wrote:
Where abouts in poole is this cemetery as there is at least 3 Dorchester roads in Poole.
Lime Close and Fox-holes rd.
[quote][p][bold]Pezza1040[/bold] wrote: Where abouts in poole is this cemetery as there is at least 3 Dorchester roads in Poole.[/p][/quote]Lime Close and Fox-holes rd. guisselle
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5:19am Tue 29 Jan 13

guisselle says...

guisselle wrote:
Pezza1040 wrote:
Where abouts in poole is this cemetery as there is at least 3 Dorchester roads in Poole.
Lime Close and Fox-holes rd.
Oakdale !
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pezza1040[/bold] wrote: Where abouts in poole is this cemetery as there is at least 3 Dorchester roads in Poole.[/p][/quote]Lime Close and Fox-holes rd.[/p][/quote]Oakdale ! guisselle
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6:19am Tue 29 Jan 13

guisselle says...

guisselle wrote:
guisselle wrote:
Pezza1040 wrote:
Where abouts in poole is this cemetery as there is at least 3 Dorchester roads in Poole.
Lime Close and Fox-holes rd.
Oakdale !
So sorry for those affected hope
the cemetery gets better security.
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pezza1040[/bold] wrote: Where abouts in poole is this cemetery as there is at least 3 Dorchester roads in Poole.[/p][/quote]Lime Close and Fox-holes rd.[/p][/quote]Oakdale ![/p][/quote]So sorry for those affected hope the cemetery gets better security. guisselle
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7:33am Tue 29 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

Echo, please make sure you stay on top of this story. If the indiividual arrested is the one responsible, then you need to follow the progress of the charging and legal procedure through. I'm sure some on here would like to make representations to the court about the impact is has had on them. For this reason can you please prominently report on the process and advise on dates and the process for writing to the court. This is one that the community as a whole will not want to be forgotten about and then quietly resolved and reported on page 10 in 6 months .
Echo, please make sure you stay on top of this story. If the indiividual arrested is the one responsible, then you need to follow the progress of the charging and legal procedure through. I'm sure some on here would like to make representations to the court about the impact is has had on them. For this reason can you please prominently report on the process and advise on dates and the process for writing to the court. This is one that the community as a whole will not want to be forgotten about and then quietly resolved and reported on page 10 in 6 months . Wilkie
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8:17am Tue 29 Jan 13

retry69 says...

Wilkie wrote:
Echo, please make sure you stay on top of this story. If the indiividual arrested is the one responsible, then you need to follow the progress of the charging and legal procedure through. I'm sure some on here would like to make representations to the court about the impact is has had on them. For this reason can you please prominently report on the process and advise on dates and the process for writing to the court. This is one that the community as a whole will not want to be forgotten about and then quietly resolved and reported on page 10 in 6 months .
Good point i hope you have sent that directly to the Echo because as you know they do not monitor the site so probably wont see the comment.
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Echo, please make sure you stay on top of this story. If the indiividual arrested is the one responsible, then you need to follow the progress of the charging and legal procedure through. I'm sure some on here would like to make representations to the court about the impact is has had on them. For this reason can you please prominently report on the process and advise on dates and the process for writing to the court. This is one that the community as a whole will not want to be forgotten about and then quietly resolved and reported on page 10 in 6 months .[/p][/quote]Good point i hope you have sent that directly to the Echo because as you know they do not monitor the site so probably wont see the comment. retry69
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8:38am Tue 29 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

retry69 wrote:
Wilkie wrote:
Echo, please make sure you stay on top of this story. If the indiividual arrested is the one responsible, then you need to follow the progress of the charging and legal procedure through. I'm sure some on here would like to make representations to the court about the impact is has had on them. For this reason can you please prominently report on the process and advise on dates and the process for writing to the court. This is one that the community as a whole will not want to be forgotten about and then quietly resolved and reported on page 10 in 6 months .
Good point i hope you have sent that directly to the Echo because as you know they do not monitor the site so probably wont see the comment.
They see the comments alright!
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Echo, please make sure you stay on top of this story. If the indiividual arrested is the one responsible, then you need to follow the progress of the charging and legal procedure through. I'm sure some on here would like to make representations to the court about the impact is has had on them. For this reason can you please prominently report on the process and advise on dates and the process for writing to the court. This is one that the community as a whole will not want to be forgotten about and then quietly resolved and reported on page 10 in 6 months .[/p][/quote]Good point i hope you have sent that directly to the Echo because as you know they do not monitor the site so probably wont see the comment.[/p][/quote]They see the comments alright! BIGTONE
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8:46am Tue 29 Jan 13

retry69 says...

BIGTONE wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Wilkie wrote:
Echo, please make sure you stay on top of this story. If the indiividual arrested is the one responsible, then you need to follow the progress of the charging and legal procedure through. I'm sure some on here would like to make representations to the court about the impact is has had on them. For this reason can you please prominently report on the process and advise on dates and the process for writing to the court. This is one that the community as a whole will not want to be forgotten about and then quietly resolved and reported on page 10 in 6 months .
Good point i hope you have sent that directly to the Echo because as you know they do not monitor the site so probably wont see the comment.
They see the comments alright!
Nope untrue im afraid
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Echo, please make sure you stay on top of this story. If the indiividual arrested is the one responsible, then you need to follow the progress of the charging and legal procedure through. I'm sure some on here would like to make representations to the court about the impact is has had on them. For this reason can you please prominently report on the process and advise on dates and the process for writing to the court. This is one that the community as a whole will not want to be forgotten about and then quietly resolved and reported on page 10 in 6 months .[/p][/quote]Good point i hope you have sent that directly to the Echo because as you know they do not monitor the site so probably wont see the comment.[/p][/quote]They see the comments alright![/p][/quote]Nope untrue im afraid retry69
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9:42am Tue 29 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

Email sent to the journalist concerned.
Email sent to the journalist concerned. Wilkie
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9:47am Tue 29 Jan 13

retry69 says...

Wilkie wrote:
Email sent to the journalist concerned.
well done and thanks from all
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Email sent to the journalist concerned.[/p][/quote]well done and thanks from all retry69
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11:21am Tue 29 Jan 13

guisselle says...

retry69 wrote:
Wilkie wrote:
Email sent to the journalist concerned.
well done and thanks from all
I wonder if the perpetrator has learning
difficulties or is it drugs? There has
been a history of it going back to the
late 60's 70's I believe.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Email sent to the journalist concerned.[/p][/quote]well done and thanks from all[/p][/quote]I wonder if the perpetrator has learning difficulties or is it drugs? There has been a history of it going back to the late 60's 70's I believe. guisselle
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11:28am Tue 29 Jan 13

guisselle says...

guisselle wrote:
guisselle wrote:
Goodness me this is a travesty! My
Mother's step-mother is buried here
Emily Elizabeth Churchhouse buried
in 1940s I believe. Always was a bit of
trouble there with the kids round the
corner.
Sorry its not kids but a young "adult"
who did this.
RIP Emily Elizabeth Anderson nee
Churchhouse former school teacher
at Hamworthy First school in the 1920's
"30's.My Mum was Hazel Kate Fox died
sadly 2005, My Aunt Alma still alive
and Emily was their step-mum. Our
family home is in Oakdale Shottsford Rd. RIP Stanley Anderson also my
sister Julia Fox.
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: Goodness me this is a travesty! My Mother's step-mother is buried here Emily Elizabeth Churchhouse buried in 1940s I believe. Always was a bit of trouble there with the kids round the corner.[/p][/quote]Sorry its not kids but a young "adult" who did this.[/p][/quote]RIP Emily Elizabeth Anderson nee Churchhouse former school teacher at Hamworthy First school in the 1920's "30's.My Mum was Hazel Kate Fox died sadly 2005, My Aunt Alma still alive and Emily was their step-mum. Our family home is in Oakdale Shottsford Rd. RIP Stanley Anderson also my sister Julia Fox. guisselle
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1:05pm Tue 29 Jan 13

kingstonpaul says...

This vandalism is actually small compared to the havoc wreaked by the Health & Safety wonks in recent years. Their obsession with graveyard safety, and the almost nil likelihood of gravestones toppling over on the unsuspecting public, has blighted graveyards in recent years. Witness the rows of headstones and other tombstone paraphernalia that has been felled and then laid out on the ground. Almost always without even the basic decency of informing families.
This vandalism is actually small compared to the havoc wreaked by the Health & Safety wonks in recent years. Their obsession with graveyard safety, and the almost nil likelihood of gravestones toppling over on the unsuspecting public, has blighted graveyards in recent years. Witness the rows of headstones and other tombstone paraphernalia that has been felled and then laid out on the ground. Almost always without even the basic decency of informing families. kingstonpaul
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3:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Vicvic says...

terrible terrible story
terrible terrible story Vicvic
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5:19pm Tue 29 Jan 13

spooki says...

manyogie wrote:
spooki wrote:
ekimnoslen wrote:
Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society.

Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining.

YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.
WHAT? How dare you. I speak for the majority I hope when I say no I am not to blame for someone elses idiocy and selfishness. I have always been one of those kids who said 'I'm bored' when growing up. Do you know what I did? Go out, wreck someone else's property for fun? Go and get drunk/stoned/arreste


d? No. I got off my rear and found something constructive to do. That's what most people will do. Unfortunatly there are people,out there who think 'fun' is doing something thoughtless and upsetting other people. With comments like yours, I'm more inclined to blame YOU.
Nope, the original comments correct, we sit around tutting at what's wrong with this country, and do nothing.
Its past time we stood up, and demanded a return to justice, a return to fairness, and stopped this headlong sleepwalk into anarchy.
I agree something should be done, not all tutting on sites like this. But I would like to know what happens at schools? When our nice kids are with their friends who come from who knows where & who know what then come home with this new attitude they've 'caught' from spending time with these kids. My little girls at nursery with at least two children from dodgy homes (drug raids, Dom.Violence, etc) and has shown bad behaviour she can only have seen there. That's a two year old in a 3hour session. What about 13 or 15 year olds in the 6ish hours they're at school? What are they learning from teens whose parents perhaps don't give a monkeys where they are or what they're doing? I am trying to do a good job bringing up my child so she doesn't get ideas like this when she's older. What kind of life does a 23 year old (as charged) have to feel the need to go round wrecking graves? Yes we are society but I for one care what happens to my child/teen/future adult.
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ekimnoslen[/bold] wrote: Mindless morons, a product of our liberal, "thou shall not punish wrong doers just right them a stiff letter", human rights orientated society. Society now reaps what it sowed, so as to speak, so stop complaining. YOU ALL are society and YOU are to blame.[/p][/quote]WHAT? How dare you. I speak for the majority I hope when I say no I am not to blame for someone elses idiocy and selfishness. I have always been one of those kids who said 'I'm bored' when growing up. Do you know what I did? Go out, wreck someone else's property for fun? Go and get drunk/stoned/arreste d? No. I got off my rear and found something constructive to do. That's what most people will do. Unfortunatly there are people,out there who think 'fun' is doing something thoughtless and upsetting other people. With comments like yours, I'm more inclined to blame YOU.[/p][/quote]Nope, the original comments correct, we sit around tutting at what's wrong with this country, and do nothing. Its past time we stood up, and demanded a return to justice, a return to fairness, and stopped this headlong sleepwalk into anarchy.[/p][/quote]I agree something should be done, not all tutting on sites like this. But I would like to know what happens at schools? When our nice kids are with their friends who come from who knows where & who know what then come home with this new attitude they've 'caught' from spending time with these kids. My little girls at nursery with at least two children from dodgy homes (drug raids, Dom.Violence, etc) and has shown bad behaviour she can only have seen there. That's a two year old in a 3hour session. What about 13 or 15 year olds in the 6ish hours they're at school? What are they learning from teens whose parents perhaps don't give a monkeys where they are or what they're doing? I am trying to do a good job bringing up my child so she doesn't get ideas like this when she's older. What kind of life does a 23 year old (as charged) have to feel the need to go round wrecking graves? Yes we are society but I for one care what happens to my child/teen/future adult. spooki
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1:34am Wed 30 Jan 13

guisselle says...

I agree its hard to protect your kids
from the bad attitudes of others. I
expect the teachers find it hard too.
I think philosophy should be taught
in schools how to have empathy for
others!
I agree its hard to protect your kids from the bad attitudes of others. I expect the teachers find it hard too. I think philosophy should be taught in schools how to have empathy for others! guisselle
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1:38am Wed 30 Jan 13

guisselle says...

Night all, sleep well if you can and
dream of professor Brian Cox his
wonders to survey!
Night all, sleep well if you can and dream of professor Brian Cox his wonders to survey! guisselle
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9:05am Tue 12 Feb 13

shortstuff11 says...

12 likes(Facebook) on a story of this despicable act,could be nothing but worth an investigation,surely
?
12 likes(Facebook) on a story of this despicable act,could be nothing but worth an investigation,surely ? shortstuff11
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