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'What's happened to society?' Memorial for stillborn babies defaced with vile graffiti


Vile messages were sprayed across headstones in Dunfermline Cemetery, Fife, on Saturday. A message saying ‘One less rat’ was written on a tribute at the Snowdrop Memorial Garden for stillborn and neonatal deaths, which read ‘For All Our Babies Briefly Known Forever Loved’.

Below that a vandal wrote ‘Covid Hoax’ and ‘f*** you’s’ on another memorial.

Another gravestone, beside which flowers had been placed, was spray painted with ‘Scum’.

Pictures of the disgusting vandalism were shared on social media sparking a slew of outrage.

One grieving parent said: “I have been sat all day in bits trying to process this and I just can’t understand why. This is my baby boy’s memorial and it was vandalised last night. I am never short of words but really struggling to understand this.

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Members of the community were praised after they grouped together to help with the clean up and show support to the grieving parents. A Facebook post read: “Big massive thank you to everyone involved in the cleaning of the headstones. Traffic is building up with concerned family members. From our understanding everything is now cleaned.” 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 10.05 am on Saturday, 1 May, 2021, police were contacted with regard to a vandalism at a baby memorial within Dunfermline Cemetery, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline.

“Officers have attended and the graffiti has been removed. Enquiries, which are at a very early stage, are continuing.”

Police are hunting for those responsible but have not made any arrests yet.


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