Heartless vandals target funeral directors’ remembrance display... on Armistice Day

The window of Co-operative Funeralcare on Marlowes has been smashed by vandals
The window of Co-operative Funeralcare on Marlowes has been smashed by vandals

Callous crooks have smashed the window of a Hemel Hempstead funeral directors’ containing a display dedicated to the war dead.

The remembrance-themed window at Co-operative Funeralcare on Marlowes was broken using a paving brick at some point after the shop closed at 5pm on Tuesday – which was also Armistice Day.

A large crack in the glass was discovered by staff the following morning at 9am.

A spokesman for the company said: “The window at our branch in Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, was smashed sometime between the branch closing for the evening on Tuesday, November 11, and it re-opening the following morning.

“The branch has remained open and, as with any incident such as this, we would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”

Police confirmed they are investigating the incident as a criminal damage offence.

Anyone who has information about the crime or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident is urged to call the police non-emergency number 101, quoting the crime reference D1/14/6929.