Nfld. & Labrador

Vandals strike Corner Brook cemetery, toppling headstones

There is outrage in Corner Brook after someone knocked over about a dozen gravestones in a local cemetery.
Calvin Pretty is calling vandalism at a Corner Brook cemetery 'senseless.' (CBC)

There is outrage in Corner Brook after someone knocked over about a dozen headstones in a local cemetery.

Passersby discovered the damage.

The act of vandalism that doesn't sit well with Calvin Pretty — or the church where he volunteers.

About a dozen tombstones were toppled at a cemetery in Corner Brook. (CBC)

"Everybody is pretty tormented with it," Pretty told CBC News.

"It's just a senseless act."

A number of faiths bury their dead in the cemetery, although the graveyard attack focused on members of the United Church.

Pretty believes the  kicking spree took place a few days ago. He first learned of it Tuesday.

Some of the relatives of those lying in these graves have found out as well, he said, and are upset.

The tombstones can be fixed; none suffered serious damage.

But repairs won't be made until the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary finishes its investigation.

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