Grave sites vandalized in Helsingborg

Dozens of grave sites have been damaged by vandals in three separate Helsingborg cemeteries.

As of nightfall on New Year’s Day police had confirmed 38 overturned stones, but according to Helsingborg Dagblad, the total number of overturned head stones may be as high as one hundred.

Stones in the Old, New, and Donation Cemeteries have been overturned or damaged.

Among the graves known to be damaged is the head stone of early 20th century author and poet Birger Sjöberg.

“I’ve honestly never seen anything like this. Two or three [damaged head stones] isn’t that unusual, but in Donation Cemetery and the Old Cemetery alone there are 35 to 40,” said Roger Petersson of the Helsingborg police.