Police probe over broken tomb

SUPER-strong vandals are thought to be responsible for damaging the lid of a tomb in an Ipswich town centre church.A lid of a tombstone in the grounds of St Nicholas Church was broken in half sometime between Friday, July 18 and Monday, July 21.

SUPER-strong vandals are thought to be responsible for damaging the lid of a tomb in an Ipswich town centre church.

A lid of a tombstone in the grounds of St Nicholas Church was broken in half sometime between Friday, July 18 and Monday, July 21.

The area around the church off Cromwell Square car park is commonly used by skateboarders and it is hoped they may have seen the offence take place.

Diocese spokeswoman Sara Stafford-Williams said: "The damaged to the tomb was caused over the weekend and was first noticed on Monday morning. It was reported to the police and now the damaged has been fixed.


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"The tomb stone had been pushed off and broken in half but now it has been cemented back on top. We thought that CCTV footage of the square may have helped but it proved inconclusive."

Whoever caused the damage must have had some strength as it took five workmen to lift the lid back in place before it was cemented.

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Ipswich police confirmed the damage had been caused to a sarcophagus tomb between 12pm on Friday, July 18 and 8am on Monday, July 21.

They appealed for anybody who saw people acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the churchyard between the times the damage took place to call them on 01473 613500.

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