Tayside and Central Scotland

Appeal after 'cold' graveside thefts at Dunipace Cemetery

Hills of Dunipace Cemetery Image copyright Google
Image caption The lanterns were taken from two graves at the cemetery

Two families have been left "deeply upset" after thefts from graves at a cemetery near Falkirk, police have said.

Two large metal coach lanterns were stolen from separate graves in the Hills of Dunipace Cemetery in Larbert.

The thefts took place between 1 and 2 November.

Police Scotland said they were following "various lines of inquiry" and were working with Falkirk Council to prevent further thefts.

Insp John Kellet said: "To steal from a graveside is not only cold and opportunistic, it is of extremely bad taste and both sets of families have been affected by these incidents.

"I would ask that anyone who has information relevant to our ongoing investigation contacts police immediately.

"Thefts from cemeteries are thankfully rare, but when these crimes do occur, they are very upsetting for those affected."

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