Off-road bikers cause damage to graves in Sheffield cemetery

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

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 06 February, 2018, 07:37
South Yorkshire Police's off-road bike team

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

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.

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

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Bikers have been using Wardsend Cemetery as a track
Damage caused by off-road bikes
Bikers have been using Wardsend Cemetery as a track