Muggings in Burngreave Cemetery

Over the past week, two muggings have taken place in Burngreave Cemetery in broad daylight.

On both occasions, three teenagers carried out unprovoked attacks on men walking on their own through the cemetery and stole money, cards and phones.

CCTV footage of the three individuals has been seen by the police but as yet they have not been identified.

The South Yorkshire Police are carrying out extra patrols in the area. They said they

"were aware of the situation and would be patrolling, not necessarily in uniform.”

If you have information about the muggings, please call the police on 101, quoting incident number 792 of 22nd September 2015. Or you can phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Phone 999 if you see violence to a person or damage to property that is actually in progress or about to happen.

If you have been a victim, you may need practical help and information. Victim Support is a national, independent charity whose trained volunteers and staff can help you. Their services are free, confidential and available to everyone, regardless of when the event happened. You might find it helpful to talk to one of their staff if you found the experience distressing. If you need more specialised advice or support they will also be able to refer you to a more suitable organisation. To find out more, visit or call 0845 30 30 900.

If you have been a victim of a violent offence, you may be eligible for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You can apply for compensation whether someone has been prosecuted for the offence or not. To find out more, visit or call CICA on 0800 358 3601.

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