Vandals scrawl graffiti on gravestone in Elland church

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Heartless vandals have scrawled graffiti over a church in Elland.

These shocking pictures show damage to the vestry, gravestone and lamp post at St Mary’s Church, Northgate.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at around 9.10pm on Wednesday to reports of vandalism at a church on Northgate, Elland.

“Graffiti is believed to have been painted on the side of the building. Local neighbourhood policing teams are continuing to patrol the area.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.