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Lowlife scum trash Rochester Cemetery

Witnesses are being sought by officers after gravestones were damaged in a Jewish cemetery in Rochester.

Kent Police was called at around 5.30pm on Tuesday 8 October 2019 to reports that four gravestones had been damaged in the grounds of Chatham Memorial Synagogue in High Street, Rochester.

It is believed the damage may have been caused between 27 September and 4 October 2019.

Chief Inspector Ian Dyball, Kent Police’s District Commander for Medway, said: ‘This type of incident is thankfully very rare but I appreciate the impact it has had on the local community.

‘Local patrols will continue to monitor the area and if anyone has any concerns I would encourage them to speak to the officers and PCSOs when they see them.

‘The investigation is ongoing and a number of enquiries have been carried out including reviewing CCTV in the area. We are also working with those responsible for the cemetery and offering crime prevention advice.’

Anyone who may have information is urged to call 01634 792209 quoting crime reference 46/194406/19.