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Family left distraught by earth mound in Preston Cemetery

Posted on - 20th September, 2017 - 6:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Council, Ribbleton
The family arrived to find this scene at the grave in Preston Cemetery
The family arrived to find this scene at the grave in Preston Cemetery

A family were left horrified when going to visit the grave of their niece they found a mound of dirt piled on it.

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Pictures passed to Blog Preston show the mound near the gravestone and a wooden board just inches from the grave in Preston Cemetery.

The incident comes as Preston City Council is consulting on new cemetery rules.

The family were visiting the grave on Thursday 14 September.

The wooden fencing panel was put up near the grave
The wooden fencing panel was put up near the grave

A spokeswoman for the city council said: “We’re really sorry this has been upsetting for the family, however this is a working cemetery. The gardening staff take considerable care when using the board to protect neighbouring graves when conducting a new burial in the most respectful way possible.

“We do try to work efficiently and with the least disruption to cemetery visitors at their most vulnerable time.”

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