Thieves steal bricks from Woolwich New Cemetary wall

Thieves have partly demolished a wall surrounding Woolwich New Cemetery.

It would appear they were disturbed as many bricks remain stacked up beside the wall.

The cemetary is actually located in Plumstead between East Wickham open space and Rockcliffe Gardens. If you can help track down those responsible, contact or you call the police on 101.


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6 thoughts on “Thieves steal bricks from Woolwich New Cemetary wall

  • April 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    The scum are getting desperate. Cash machines are seeing fewer refills and more shops are encouraging contactless payments. I’ve seen the ones asking for change or hanging around ATMs getting a lot more aggressive as people start tightening belts en masse. A lot of corner shops and post offices are carrying less cash (you can get your benefits paid out from a corner shop if you don’t have a bank account, providing you have your withdrawal card).

    So less cash, fewer places to spend. Two nights ago two women tailgated into my building and stole the bin I keep in the small corridor leading to my front door. It’s to dispose of PPE (I’m volunteering at the hospital morgue) after a shift and run on public transport. It must be bad if they’re trying their luck in a building full of people at home.

    That anyone would defile a graveyard doesn’t shock me. While the lockdown lengthens, I fear thieves of all kinds will only become bolder.

    • April 17, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      Stole your bin. What do they imagine is in there? Lowlives are everywhere and vandalising public property is nothing to them.

  • April 18, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    The people who do this are the lowest of the low They have no feelings and do not care who they upset ot hurt. This is a cemetery after all said and done.

    Charles that is awful a decent guy lvolunteering to help the NHS during the national crisis Covid-19 out break and a vital bin that you need for your PPE is stolen.

    These two low life women are probably going to use the bin for a scam stating they are NHS workers or something to get preferential treatment in shops etc.

    Just like those low life scums that are counterfeiting NHS ID to gain preferential treatment in supermarkets etc. This is a real insult to our hard working NHS staff who are doing a brilliant job day in and day out along with all our key workers and volunteers.

  • April 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Let’s keep our eyes open for despicable acts like these. There really are some low lives looking for ways to steal from us and our community

  • April 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

    I was shocked by this story and Charles post. Just how low will people stoop.The really are the bottom of the pile.

    Charles be very proud of what you are doing volunteering to help our brilliant NHS, On a Thursday night at 8 pm people will be clapping for you too and all the amazing volunteers and Key Workers out there every day working through this Covid-19 crisis to help and support others.

  • April 19, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Shocking stuff being reported here. Some people are truly disgusting.


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