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Gates stolen from new Lincoln cemetery

Lincolnshire Police are investigating after the gates of Lincoln’s newest cemetery were stolen.

The incident happened between 7.30am and 11am on August 16 at the Long Leys Road cemetery, which opened last month.

The large wooden gates at the entrance of the site were removed by thieves.

According to PCSO Pete Davies, the gates are quite substantial and would have taken a lot of effort to remove them.

Officers believe witness may have seen the gates being removed from the site.

The cemetery, which cost £1.2 million and has space for around 4,000 burial plots, also includes a flower meadow which has been earmarked for ‘green burials’.

A staff and toilet block is located near the main gate, plus a new footpath leading from the cemetery to Long Leys Road.

If anyone has any information, contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, or the local policing team on 01522 885382, quoting incident number 212 of August 16.