Off-road bikers cause damage to graves in Sheffield cemetery

South Yorkshire Police's off-road bike team
South Yorkshire Police's off-road bike team

Off-road bikers are being hunted by the police for causing damage to graves in a Sheffield cemetery.

Bikers have been using Wardsend Cemetery, off Club Mill Lane, Owlerton, as a track - damaging graves and the area around the war memorial.

Damage caused by off-road bikes

Damage caused by off-road bikes

The cemetery is a disused Victorian burial ground dating back 160 years and has around 30,000 graves.

On Sunday, South Yorkshire Police's off-road bike team visited the cemetery in the hope of catching culprits in the act

A force spokesman said: "It was sad to see the damage being caused by off-road bikes and quads especially around the Cenotaph and grave stones.

"We will be back. If you are caught here, you will face prosecution."

Bikers have been using Wardsend Cemetery as a track

Bikers have been using Wardsend Cemetery as a track

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.