TWO teenagers were spared custody this week for their role in desecrating dozens of graves at Grantham Cemetery.
The boys, aged 16 and 17, pleaded guilty last month to criminal damage at the cemetery after around 50 headstones were kicked over and mementos destroyed. On Tuesday morning they re-appeared at Grantham Youth Court for sentencing.
The pair were sentenced to 12-month referral orders which include courses on victim awareness, substance misuse and consequential thinking.
The pair were also ordered to pay £500 each in compensation to the victims.
Two more defendants, 21-year-old Daniel Fitas of Victoria Street, Grantham, and a 16-year-old boy, both await committal to crown court after denying criminal damage.
FOR MORE ON THE CEMETERY ATTACK, SEE THIS FRIDAY’S GRANTHAM JOURNAL