Fears that graves being dug up at London cemetery to free burial space


Source: The Guardian

BY Social affairs correspondent

Police have opened an investigation after a broken skull, a shoulder blade and leg-bones were among suspected human remains discovered lying uncovered in a cemetery.

The bones include a partial skeleton and were found at the privately owned Tottenham Park cemetery in north London by a group of campaigners who fear that graves are being dug up and reused without consent amid a nationwide shortage of burial space.

More bones have been found by members of the Tottenham Park Cemetery Action Group who have relatives buried there. Police and a leading forensic pathologist have confirmed to the Guardian that some of the bones discovered in recent months are human remains. Tests are pending on others, according to Scotland Yard.

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Categories: Europe, London, The Muslim Times, UK

2 replies

  1. In Swiss church burial grounds it is absolutely ‘normal’ to ‘make place’ as soon as the ground is full. All old graves are cleared. I do not actually know what they do with all the bones. The family just receives a note that ‘you may collect the grave stone if you like’ …

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