GRAVES at Fox Covert cemetery have unfortunately been damaged due to a vehicle accident and are not acts of anti-social behaviour and vandalism.
Local police have posted a notice at the cemetery following concerns from members of the public that the damage had been caused during ongoing issues involving anti-social behaviour.
The notice reads: “Due to concerns from members of the piblic that these graves gave been subject to ASB/vandalism – we wish to inform you that this is not the case.
“Unfortunately – A vehicle accident resulted in damage to the graves.
“The cemetery are in the process of informing the families of those gravestones damaged.
“Please contact the cemetery for more information, if this incident involves your gravestone.”
There have been ongoing issues with anti-social behaviour at the cemetery with nearby residents calling for action from the council to erect a barrier to prevent access out of hours.
As well as those visiting the graves of loved ones, it is a popular destination for those wishing to take in the views over Warrington.
But there have been issues with anti-social behaviour, including drug taking, vandalism and youths creating noise and dusturbance during the early hours of the morning.
Opened in October 1961, Fox Covert Cemetery has burial areas for various religious denominations and has a viewing platform with a spectacular panorama of Warrington.
On clear days you can see as far as Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and the Winter Hill transmitter near Rivington.
There are benches around the cemetery offering a lovely, quiet place of contemplation. The cemetery holds a Green Flag award.
For more details visit https://www.warrington.gov.uk/fox-covert-cemetery