In the night from Monday to Tuesday, dozens of graves were destroyed in a cemetery in ‘s-Gravenzande in South Holland. The police estimate that about 100 to 150 graves have been violated. Forensic specialists from the corps will map the total damage on Tuesday. It is unclear who is behind the vandalism. The police are calling on witnesses to come forward; no suspects have been arrested yet.
Police received a report of the vandalism early Tuesday morning and earlier in the night. “It is bizarre that so many graves have been destroyed,” said a police spokesman. “The destruction is very severe for the relatives.” The owner of the cemetery has informed the police that he will report vandalism on behalf of the next of kin.
Police photos show tombstones knocked over or broken in two. Omroep West reports that toy cars have been thrown over the path at children’s graves. There is also glass from broken lanterns. According to the channel, some relatives arrived at the cemetery on Tuesday emotional and furious.