CCTV considered in a bid to deter Fife cemetery vandals

Over 60 headstones were damaged earlier this year. Pic: Steven Brown Photography.
Over 60 headstones were damaged earlier this year. Pic: Steven Brown Photography.

CCTV cameras are being considered by members of a Fife community in a bid to deter further vandalism of graves at a town’s cemetery.

The option was agreed at a meeting of Leslie Community Council as they seek ways further desecration of the cemetery.

There was widespread anger and disgust in May after 65 graves were damaged and kicked over by vandals.

“We have a number of options open to us following the police’s assessment and the camera option seem to be the most effective,” community council chairman Jan Wincott told the the meeting.

As well as committing £100 towards the funding the Domehawk Camera, similar to those operated elsewhere in the town, an application is to be made to Fife Council to meet the cost of instillation.

However, concerns over the invasion of privacy for those using the cemetery was also raised.

The camera would record activity at the site but could me moved if so wished.