Police are appealing for information after a child’s grave was damaged in Shildon.
It is believed the incident occurred sometime in the last two weeks at West Auckland Road cemetery.
Considerable damage was caused to the grave and ornament engraved ‘Special son’.
PC Downs, from Bishop Auckland response, said:
“This was an incredibly disrespectful act.
“We are determined to find out who did this and would encourage the public to provide information via 101 (Durham Police) quoting crime reference number CRI00208077.”