Police want to speak to a dog walker after a grave was damaged in Burton Latimer cemetery.
The incident took place some time between 8.30pm on Monday, July 15, and 9.30am on Tuesday, July 16.
The victim was attending to his son’s grave when he suggested to a man walking his three dogs that they should be on a lead.
The dog walker made a gesture to the victim, who continued with what he was doing at the grave before leaving the cemetery.
When he returned the next day he found the grave had been badly damaged and the wooden cross which was used as a temporary headstone was missing.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may recognise the description of the man who had been walking his dogs in the cemetery prior to the damage being committed.
He was white, aged about 30, with short dark hair which may be thinning.
He was around 6ft tall and had three small terrier type dogs with him.
One was white, another black and the third was a light colour.
The man also had a little girl, aged about four, with him, who had long blonde hair.
Witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, should call police on 101.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.