Heartless thieves steal flowers from graves


Two ladies were left devastated after flowers and plants were stolen from their relatives' graves in Alderley Edge cemetery.

One local resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, placed a plant on her husband's grave on Sunday, 17th June. She visited Alderley Edge cemetery with her daughter to place a plant on her husband's grave for Fathers Day. However, when her son visited an hour later the plant had disappeared.

She told alderleyedge.com "We are disgusted and appalled at the lack of respect."

A friend of hers also had some flowers taken from her partner's grave which she had placed there to mark a special birthday.

She told alderleyedge.com "I went back the next day to put some flowers on another grave and they had gone. They were special flowers and the whole lot had gone. It was very distressing."

She added "It is obviously an ongoing thing and they are choosing the special ones."

Alderley Edge Cemetery


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Charlie Gaughan
Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 4:08 pm
How sad this act is lower than low even if it’s kids messing . Where is the respect for the dead and loved ones who have passed on . Thought less act shame on who did it
Kelvin Briggs
Wednesday 20th June 2018 at 4:40 am
How sad. Shameful behaviour in our community. There were a number of Britain In Bloom planters stolen the previous weekend from the pavement by the Royal Bank of
Scotland on London Road and a planter disappeared yesterday from the triangle at the Heyes Lane / Trafford Rd junction.
It appears we have an active plant their at large.
Helen Gaughan
Thursday 21st June 2018 at 9:47 pm
Utterly disgraceful behaviour
Nigel Greensides
Monday 25th June 2018 at 12:15 pm
This has been going on in this cemetery for a couple of years now. The same weekend as mentioned above we had a really nice bouquet of flowers stolen from my daughters grave following the 3rd anniversary of her death. Over the three years that she has been there we have had flowers, statues, potted plants and planter boxes stolen. I have spoken to Orbitas in the past and they said they were unaware of the thefts, yet I have spoken to other people in this cemetery who have had flowers etc stolen and said they had informed Orbitas.

Some people really have no shame and are truly sick individuals.
Charlie Gaughan
Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 4:07 pm
It’s sad to think do you put up cameras because to day flowers but there is a lot of valuable stone ,marble there heaven forbid this thieving gets worse a bunch of flowers stolen a heart broken
Claire MacLeod
Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 6:04 pm
Nigel, I was so sorry to read your post. How terrible for you and your family to experience this callous crime, repeatedly, on top of the loss of your daughter. Like you say, some people have no shame. My heart goes out to you.