South Lanarkshire Council say they won’t improve safety at Westburn Cemetery regardless of one other theft from a grave final weekend.
The household of Les McKenna have been left distraught after flowers have been faraway from his grave lower than 24 hours after his funeral on Friday.
A number of the floral shows have been later recovered, however the incident is the most recent in a protracted line of merciless acts on the Cambuslang cemetery.
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Les’ sister-in-law, Anne Clarkson, informed Lanarkshire Live : “There was a big, stunning association of flowers and round half a dozen different ones on the gravesite.
“When my sister Elizabeth and I went to go to on Saturday the large ones have been gone.
“I do know there’s a drawback with deer on the cemetery generally coming in and consuming flowers, however the playing cards had been faraway from across the flowers and left there, so that they had clearly been taken away.
“It was very upsetting to see for us. It is scumbags which have carried out it, both to promote them on or simply to be merciless.
“The cemetery gates are all the time open, there’s no safety or CCTV and issues like this can hold taking place. You wish to really feel secure locally but when there is no such thing as a safety you’ll be able to’t.”
Fortunately a number of the flowers have been discovered discarded elsewhere within the cemetery by undertaker Joe Nelson, who will now get the show restored.
In 2019 the Reformer informed how a floral show was stolen from one other grave at Westburn, simply hours after a funeral, whereas in 2017 we informed how locals have been disgusted at continuous thefts of things left by graves.
There have additionally been common points with vandalism on the cemetery in recent times.
Nonetheless, the native authority say they can’t set up any kind of cameras as it might infringe on the privateness of mourners.
Cambuslang East councillor Walter Brogan mentioned he was saddened to listen to of the incident and that he’d ask the council’s head of amenities and police for his or her enter on the matter.
SLC’s head of amenities Alistair McKinnon informed us: “We will perceive how upsetting and distressing the theft of floral tributes from a beloved one’s grave will be.
“Thefts ought to all the time be reported to the police, and you too can report these points to the anti social behaviour group who work with native problem-solving teams and the native housing officers to attempt to resolve these kind of points.
“Their phone quantity is 0800 389 1105.
“As our cemeteries are public areas, their gates have to stay open to permit folks to go to a cemetery on the time greatest suited to them. The council doesn’t set up any digicam tools in any of our cemeteries as a result of you will need to enable folks to go to and grieve in non-public.”
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