Hatfield woman’s anguish as son’s grave desecrated

PUBLISHED: 10:05 14 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:13 14 August 2015

Samantha McClinton by her sons grave

Samantha McClinton by her sons grave


A Hatfield woman was left distraught when she found her son’s grave desecrated in what she believes was a personal attack.

Samantha McClinton’s son Ross was buried in Welwyn Hatfield Lawn Cemetery, Southway, Hatfield, after he was killed in a road accident, aged 4, in Turkey in 2002.

Ms McClinton, who visits Ross daily, was horrified when she arrived on Monday afternoon and saw his precious belongings had been stolen.

A devastated Ms McClinton said: “They have been to where my son has been resting and taken some of the things he played with the last time he was alive.”

She added: “Without a doubt it was personal. The fact that it was all his items shows that this person knew that all the stuff belonged to Ross.”

Police are investigating the incident, and appealed for anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference B2/15/3009.

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