Police are investigating repeated reports of damage to the grave of Alfie Gildea, the three month old baby boy who was killed by his father, Samuel Gildea in September last year.

The grave is in Dunham Lawn Cemetery on Whitehouse Lane in Altrincham.

Since March small toys and ornaments placed next to Alfie’s grave by his mother have either been stolen or damaged and flowers have had their heads knocked off or have been removed and thrown across the ground.

Most recently, on Sunday 2 June, flowers were placed on the grave by Alfie’s mum, then on returning to pay her respects on Monday 3 June 2019, the heads of the flowers had been cut off and had been scattered around the grave.

Police are investigating these incidents and appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch.

Detective Constable Jane Naylor from GMP’s Trafford division said: “Damaging and vandalising the grave of a three month old innocent baby boy is just beyond comprehension.

“It makes you sick to the stomach.

“Alfie’s grieving mum has to visit the grave and see the toys and flowers she has placed by her baby’s grave stolen or damaged beyond repair. This is disrespect of the highest order.

“We are investigating a string of incidents and want those responsible to know how seriously we are taking this.


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