Yobs destroy headstones and ornaments in Ramsgate memorial garden

Damage at the memorial garden

Police are appealing for witnesses after yobs trashed a memorial garden in Ramsgate.

Headstones and ornaments were destroyed in the damage at St Laurence in Thanet Church, in High Street. It was reported to have happened overnight between 5pm on Monday, July 13 and the following day.

Graffiti was also found, tribute flowers were removed, and there were signs of a fire having taken place near a wooden bench.

Thanet District Commander Chief Inspector Ed Ruffle said: “We take a dim view of those who wantonly cause criminal damage, and we appreciate how people will feel when they hear the memorial garden has been desecrated.

“Officers have attended the scene and enquiries are continuing in order to identify those responsible.”

In a separate incident a memorial tree was also trashed in Dane Park.

Anyone with information or CCTV footage which might assist the investigation should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/120860/20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org


  1. What is wrong with these ignorant fools. I guess if the perpetrators are found it will just be a slap on the wrist for them ?

  2. I’d call them salt of the earth, but salt has value.

    It’s these sort of people that need a kicking in mandatory service.

  3. There is only one way of treating the dregs that have done this is when found put them in stocks and hose them with freezing cold water and then letting people throw rotten tomatoes and fruit at them may be a bit dated but they are not worried about the courts as they will get a slapped wrist and told not to do it again, if it was one of my children who did it I would want something that would make them think about what they had done, This is o e of reasons we should bring conscription back to teach them respect and responsibility for their actions and discipline. If this was done by adults I would still put them in stocks and do the same to them. Whoever did this are vile rotten to the core scum and need treating that way.

  4. I was in the last of the National Service Chris, and all it taught me was to have the least respect, and question those in authority! These scum are seriously disturbed! They are full of self loathing, and want to hurt others who are an easy target. What concerns me is what will they do next, injure someone perhaps?

  5. This is deplorable I was raised in Ramsgate and the town was beautiful visitors came in their thousands during the summer months this was the place to be as I grew up I saw very little destruction TDC took over from Ramsgate Borough Council and it rapidly went downhill instead of replacing items they were replaced I and many others think that the perpetrators should be punished severely and that behaviour hopefully will keep them out of prison

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