Heartless thieves remove festive wreaths from Moray cemeteries

Lossiemouth Cemetery – thieves struck it and Elgin, taking festive wreaths.

FOR SOME PEOPLE in Moray even the season of goodwill to all men is ignored in favour of greed, it would appear.

In a report that will shock many but not surprise a few, police are appealing for witnesses after festive wreaths were taken from two local cemeteries this week.

A police spokesman said: “The thefts took place between 1pm on Monday, November 28 and 1pm on Monday, December 5 from the New Elgin Cemetery on Linkward Road, and the Oakenhead Cemetery on Inchbroom Road in Lossiemouth.”

The thefts are the latest in a series of graveside crimes in Moray over recent months, some it would seem seeing cemeteries as easy pickings without giving much thought to the effect their actions would have on grieving families.

Anyone with any information about these thefts is encouraged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.