Person Who Vandalised Children's Cemetery Arrested

Publish Date
Thursday, 11 June 2015, 1:56PM

A 43-year-old woman has been arrested for vandalising a childrens' cemetery in Auckland.

Counties Manukau Police arrested and charged the woman for the vandalism and damage of numerous graves at the Papakura Cemetery last month.

Inspector Mark Rowbottom said it was a relief to have made the arrest for the upsetting crimes that occurred on May 16.

"We had a team working full time on this case for weeks, and it's a great relief for them and for the families affected to have someone facing charges before the courts.

"The circumstances of the damage to the graves was devastating to so many families and we are pleased to have made this arrest for them.

"We'd also like to thank the community and the many members of the public who came forward to help us identify this person.

"We received a lot of support from numerous witnesses which was instrumental in making this arrest."