CCTV cameras to be installed in city cemetery

CCTV cameras will be installed in Derry City Cemetery to try and stop vandals from attacking graves.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:29 pm
A car was burnt out in the City Cemetery recently. It is hoped that the installation of a CCTV system would reduce the risk of a similar incident happening.

The most incident happened last weekend when criminals damaged several graves in the new section of the cemetery.

The announcement was welcomed by Sinn Fein Councillor, Kevin Campbell.

“It’s sad that it had to come to this but there has been a catalogue of vandalism attacks in the cemetery over the past year. We even had the situation when a car was set on fire within yards of graves.”

Micky Doherty's parents grave before and after the attack. The photo to the right shows how the criminals dislodged the statue and smashed glass at the foot of the headstone.

Colr. Campbell added: “I would once again appeal for people involved in these senseless actions in the cemetery to stop and if anyone knows the culprits to contact the PSNI.”

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Micky Doherty's parents grave before and after the attack. The photo to the right shows how the criminals dislodged the statue and smashed glass at the foot of the headstone.