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Car crashes into North Norfolk church graveyard

An  out-of-control car crashed through a church wall and destroyed several gravestones at St Nicholas' Church in Shereford, near Fakenham, when it left the road one evening last month.

Nearby residents phoned 999 after hearing the car crash with a loud bang, and Reverend Robin Stapleford, from Colkirk, oversees the church and was told of the damage the next morning. He said he was initially angry, but forgave the driver when he contacted the vicar to apologise.
Police said a man was arrested in connection with the incident, and an investigation is ongoing. The collision also destroyed a parish information sign and bench.
Repairs to the Grade II* listed wall will use the original stone, but will cost thousands, and there is no certain future for the Victorian gravestones which were demolished.
For the full story, along with several photos and a video interview with the vicar, visit EDP24.
The picture of St Nicholas Church, above, is courtesy of Simon Knott from http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk

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