Heartbreak as grave trashed by vandals

Monday, 2nd November 2015

TAMWORTH woman, Mina Moore has spoken of her heart break today after her mothers grave was trashed by mindless vandals.

Mina contacted Tamworth Informed this evening to speak about the heartbreak and despair she and her father, who discovered the damage have suffered.

The grave, at Glascote Cemetery was that of her mother, 64-year-old Angela Moore who was a double amputee and sadly passed away on 1st March this year.

Brian Moore, the 66-year-old husband of Angela was shocked and devastated this morning; Monday 2 November, when he went to visit the resting place of his wife to discover that items had been damaged and even stolen from the grave.

This video shows the damage to the grave. WARNING: Contains strong language. 

Left upset and shocked; Brian Moore.

Left upset and shocked; Brian Moore.

Speaking to Tamworth Informed Mina said: “We lost my Mum in March this year unexpectedly. She had battled all her life, she was run over when she was 13 and had one leg amputated. Years later had her other leg removed due to gangrene.  She was a double amputee but always had a smile on her face.

“Losing her was hard enough and such a struggle for my family, now for this to happen is vile and sick! We would love to get a headstone on there at some point but now we wonder if it be safe?

“No one can say it will be, me and my dad always keep Mum’s garden tidy and make sure she has plenty of flowers that are as beautiful as she was but scum ruin things and make people hurt so much!”

It is not sure when the damage was caused but it was last visited by family on Saturday 31 October.

Anyone who has information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 208 of 2 November 2015.  Alternbitavely information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or by visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.