Heartless vandal charged with destroying NSW graves

A man has been charged after more than 50 graves were damaged at a cemetery in Rookwood last month.

Police were called to Hawthorne Avenue about 2am on Friday 27 November, responding to reports that graves had been damaged.

Officers attended and located a number of items, including flowers and lights, which had been damaged.


Two men were subsequently stopped and spoken to as they were leaving the cemetery.

Officers searched their vehicle and seized packets of substances believed to be illicit drugs, which have been sent for analysis.

The men, aged 23 and 25, were taken to Auburn Police Station; however, were released pending further inquiries.

Officers later returned to the cemetery and discovered more than 50 grave sites had been damaged.

As a result of their investigations, police yesterday charged a 25-year-old man with malicious damage, enter inclosed lands, indictable drug supply, drive unregistered motor vehicle, and driving unlicenced.

He was refused bail, to appear before Burwood Local Court today.

Meanwhile, inquiries are continuing, and investigators are appealing for anyone who may assist to contact Flemington Detectives on 9646 8699 or Crime Stoppers.