Merseyside Police can confirm a male has been charged with theft
following an incident in Flaybrick Hill Cemetery on Tollemache
Road, Claughton on Friday, 23 May.
A 10-year-old male from the Birkenhead area has been
charged with theft. He has been bailed to appear before Wirral
Youth Court on Tuesday, 2 September.
Two further youths arrested on suspicion of criminal damage remain
on bail at this time, pending further enquiries into the
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Original Statement - 02.06.14
Merseyside Police can confirm officers have arrested
two youths following a report that extensive damage had been
caused to headstones in a cemetery in Birkenhead on Friday, 23
Officers were called, at around 11am, to a report that over one
hundred headstones and memorials had been damaged in Flaybrick Hill
Cemetery on Tollemache Road, Claughton.
It is believed a group of youths caused the damage on the
evening of Thursday, 22 May.
Patrols have been stepped up in the area and an
investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the
incident is continuing.
As a result of enquiries, two youths aged 15
years and 13 years from the local area were arrested
yesterday, Monday, 2 June on suspicion of criminal damage.
They have been questioned by officers and bailed pending further
Dedicated Neighbourhood Sergeant for Birkenhead, Kerri Ward,
said: "I want to reassure the local community that we
take every incident of criminal damage extremely
"There can be nothing worse than finding the grave of a relative
or loved one has been damaged and we are determined to bring
those responsible to justice."
Anyone with information is asked to call officers in
Birkenhead via the police non-emergency 101 number or
Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.