POLICE are investigating two incidents of criminal damage at St Andrew's Parish Church, in Pershore Lane, Evesham.

The first incident happened between 3am and 5.30am on Sunday morning (June 16) when an unknown number of offenders entered the cemetery and caused extensive damage to a number of graves.

The second vandalism attack happened between 8pm on Wednesday (June 19) and 7am on Thursday (June 20), where graffiti was sprayed in the car park.

Following the police renewing their appeal for witnesses, Emma Burrows, Evesham Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant, said: "These incidents have hit the hearts of our community and our local officers feel saddened and upset by the damage caused.

"We cannot say at this stage if the incidents are linked, however the initial witness appeal has resulted in some lines of enquiry that we are currently pursuing.

"We would reiterate that if anyone has any information about these incidents, no matter how small or insignificant you may think it is, we would urge you to get in touch as it may be able to assist us with our investigation.

"Moving forward, we are working closely with our partner agencies to ensure there is an increased presence in the area to prevent such an incident from happening again."

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting incident number 211s of 16 June or 92s of 19 June.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website crimestoppers-uk.org/