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St Johns grave desecration. Police calling for witnesses.

By johnboy - 24 May 2011 38

broken gravestones

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an act of vandalism which occurred at Saint John’s Anglican Church in Reid, last night (Monday, May 23).

Police were called to the church this morning (Tuesday, May 24) in relation to a report that a large number of headstones had been extensively and maliciously damaged.

The cost of the damage is estimated around $20,000.

Police are urging anyone who was in the area overnight and may have seen any suspicious activity to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on Information can be provided anonymously.

broken gravestones

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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38 Responses to
St Johns grave desecration. Police calling for witnesses.
colourful sydney rac 8:45 am 25 May 11

bigpete86 said :

this is what the young generation is coming to. what ever happened to being firm with your kids, what parents let their kids roam the streets

How do you know it was done by ‘kids’?

bigpete86 8:20 am 25 May 11

this is what the young generation is coming to. what ever happened to being firm with your kids, what parents let their kids roam the streets

krats 10:07 pm 24 May 11

Acting Justice John Nield And The Lord JESUS CHRIST Are Patient…They Await Your Arrival.

athena 9:13 pm 24 May 11

Absolutely tragic. Some great Australians are buried here. Part of this cities history was lost last night.
I hope they catch the culprits

BrusselsKat 7:48 pm 24 May 11

My great grandfather Bernard Doman was a stone mason who created some of the headstones at St Johns so it was just heartbreaking this morning when my family heard about the senseless damage done. My fingers are crossed that his headstones were spared so that the next generation of my family can one day share this unique connection with their ancestor. If the law doesn’t catch up with the offenders then I can only hope karma does.

Thumper 7:23 pm 24 May 11

This sickens me. Seriously sickens me.

How can someone do this? There is something seriously wrong in society when acts like this happen.

I’m speechless.

LSWCHP 7:19 pm 24 May 11

This is horrific…nauseating and utterly infuriating. I initially wondered what could be going through the minds of the vermin who did this, but I’ve decided they simply don’t have minds. No thinking being could do this.

ScienceRules 7:00 pm 24 May 11

Pretty low act. Even for a totally non-religious type like me, it’s easy to appreciate the beauty and history of buildings like St Johns and the meaning these stones have to families and the community. For shame, punk Bega Flats types.

rbw 6:14 pm 24 May 11

Personally it would freak me out to destroy graves in a cemetary at night, especially the karma of it all. While I support the condemnation of these individuals, these offenders are some hardened m*****f****rs and most probably the result of some dare or skull and bones type initiation

Deref 6:02 pm 24 May 11

I sincerely hope they catch these turds. Sadly, if they do, they can be sure of no more than a wrist-slapping.

Cheap 5:24 pm 24 May 11

That’s f***ed.

Pork Hunt 4:54 pm 24 May 11

F*#kpigs. They should be stoned to death with the very same stones they knocked over.

Ate 4:30 pm 24 May 11

Absolutely disgusting. I struggle to comprehend how even the scumiest of people could do something like this.

mirage3 4:29 pm 24 May 11

Just senseless.

dannybear 3:57 pm 24 May 11


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