Vandals have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage at the Coetmor Chapel and Cemetery in Bethesda on Bank Holiday Monday.

A stone cross was stolen from one of the graves and a block from another grave was thrown through the chapel window. Grave ornaments were smashed, dustbins overturned and flowers from graves were scattered around the graveyard.

The local community are now pulling together to repair the damage and have set up a fund raising page.

Reverend John Matthews of the Bro Ogwen parish said: “The damage is senseless, they’ve smashed plant pots and ornaments on maybe a dozen graves.

“We are a poor church, we have very little funding. Money for the graveyard comes from the collection. If anyone could help us with donations we’d be very grateful.”

Anyone with any information can contact North Wales Police on 101.

You can visit the fundraising page to donate here:
https://www.gofundme.com/restore-the-damage-at-coetmor

Several graves were damaged at the cemetery