Three teenagers charged with Bathurst graveyard desecration

ARRESTS: Police have charged three teens over the desecration of 66 historic headstones in Bathurst last week.

ARRESTS: Police have charged three teens over the desecration of 66 historic headstones in Bathurst last week.

POLICE have charged three teens over the desecration of 66 historic headstones  at Bathurst last week.

Around 9.15am on Wednesday, police attended a cemetery on the Mitchell Highway, after a large number of gravestones had been found to be damaged.

There were 66 gravestones damaged, some dating back to 1886. They had been recently restored by a local volunteer group.

An investigation was commenced and on Saturday, two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl were arrested.

They were taken to Bathurst Police Station.

One 15-year-old boy was charged with two counts of destroy/damage property worth more than $15,000. He received conditional bail to appear at a children’s court.

The other boy and the girl were charged with one count of destroy/damage property worth more than $15,000. They both received conditional bail to appear at a children’s court.

GALLERY: IMAGES OF THE HEARTLESS VANDALISM AT BATHURST CEMETERY

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