Indicted for vandalising graveyard in Sandnes

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Man Indicted for vandalising a graveyard in Sandnes

A man in his twenties is arrested and charged after several tombstones were overturned and smeared with blood at a graveyard in Sandnes, south of Stavanger, on Monday.

The vandalism was discovered by Sandnes municipality on Monday morning, writes Stavanger Aftenblad.

The case is reported to the police. The defiling of the graveyard is investigated.

“Fifteen gravestones are overturned, one smeared with blood. Around 30 graves are subject to general defilement,” Operations Manager of Southwest Police District, Helene Strand, tells Stavanger Aftenblad.

The graves were exposed to damage such as broken ornaments, destroyed flowers and smeared with what appears to be blood, according to the Operations Manager.



Man arrested

Police arrested a man in his twenties on Monday afternoon. He has status as charged in the case.

“Traces were found on the site. This, along with tips from the audience, led the police to arrest a suspect around 3 pm today. The arrested person is a man in his twenties,” On-duty Lawyer of the local police, Christine Kleppa, writes in a press release.

The man has not yet been questioned about the defiling of the graveyard.

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