‘I want justice’ - Tattershall mum furious after vandals target her tragic son’s grave

Angela Nicholson
Angela Nicholson

A mother from Tattershall is calling for justice after her son’s grave at the village’s Holy Trinity Church was targeted by vandals.

Angela Nicholson has demanded justice for the vandals who disturbed flowers and ornaments which had been placed at the site and left a dead rabbit in their place, causing great distress to her and her family.

It is believed that the incident happened at some point during Friday May 23 at the church in Sleaford Road.

Speaking to the News Angela said: “I was in Sheffield at the time and I got a phone call to say that someone trashed my son’s grave.

“It’s the first time something like this has happened but we are absolutely furious about it - it has sent me and my family up the wall.”

Angela’s son, Dale Simon Nicholson died in a road incident 10 years ago on the A153.

“You bury your loved ones to remember them,” she continued. “All of my family are buried with him at the church.

“I’m the main person who looks after his grave, I go and visit it every week to remember him.

“I want justice for this.”

Reverend Canon Alec Boyd, Rector of the Bain Valley group of churches, said: “We are aware that incidents like these do, unfortunately, happen from time to time.

“We hope the police are able to track who is responsible for this, although we know how difficult it is to catch the culprits in these cases.”

Community Beat Manager for Lincolnshire Police PC Dave Mills said: “We would like to extend our thoughts to the Nicholson family and if there is anything we can do we would like them to get in touch with us.

“Incidents like this involving damage or interference with grave ornaments is very unusual, but when it does happen, it naturally is immensely distressing for the family concerned.

“In this particular case, the fact that a dead rabbit has been placed in the grave is especially disturbing and abhorrent and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact me so we can identify the person responsible.”

If you have any information about the incident call 101 quoting incident number 527 of May 23.