Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Men held over cemetery vandalism

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with vandalism at an Edinburgh cemetery.

A total of 23 headstones were found damaged and toppled over at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in the Liberton area of the capital on Wednesday 1 September.

The men, aged 25 and 21, are scheduled to appear in court at a later date, Lothian and Borders Police said in a statement.

Police described the incident as "a shocking act of disrespect".