Police step up action after vandals cause damage in north Derbyshire churchyard

Police have stepped up action after numerous reports of vandalism within the grounds of a church in north Derbyshire.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:29 pm

Dronfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said that, over the past four weeks, there has been a number of ‘damage incidents’ that have occurred in the grounds of St Swithins Church, in Holmesfield.

“As a result has caused emotional impact to the victims involved due to flowers been damaged, sentimental pots and signage also damaged,” they said.

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Police in Dronfield have stepped up action after numerous acts of vandalism in the grounds of St Swithins Church

Officers are now working closely with the parish office and the church to offer crime prevention advice, community engagement seeking information and take action with some preventative measure as well.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire Police through the Dronfield SNT Facebook page or by messaging Dronfield Rural on Twitter.

You can also call the force on 101 or by filling out an online contact form here.

Information can also reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Flowers, sentimental pots and signage has been damaged within the grounds of St Swithins Church

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