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Man who drove over children's graves expresses sorrow

Senior Sergeant Jason Smith inspects the scene at Forest View Cemetery where someone has driven over a heap of graves, including children's graves. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN
Senior Sergeant Jason Smith inspects the scene at Forest View Cemetery where someone has driven over a heap of graves, including children's graves. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN

AN Edmonton man who drove over a series of infant graves says he is "disturbed and sorry" for his actions.

Scott Anthony Campbell, 41, said he was unaware he was even inside the Forest View Cemetery on August 27 and was chasing after his mentally unwell partner who had fled from their vehicle on nearby Foster Rd.

In a letter penned to the court, obtained by the Cairns Post, Campbell said he did not know what he was done until his partner called him from the police station after officers had pulled her over in the offending car.

He said his heart went out to the families of the children buried at the site.

Scott Anthony Campbell, 41, has been given community service and fined for driving through a Mt Sheridan cemetery and damaging children's graves.
Scott Anthony Campbell, 41, has been given community service and fined for driving through a Mt Sheridan cemetery and damaging children's graves.

"I truly understand what the parents are feeling as I am a father of five and know the heartache of losing an infant child," he said.

About 30 plaques were damaged during the incident with the Cairns Regional Council repairing the damage and the community rallying to lay flowers and pay their respects at the site the following weekend.

More on this at the Cairns Post

Topics:  court graves

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