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Fears over mole infestation at Stanbury Cemetery
6:00am Thursday 6th March 2014 in News
Graves are being put at risk by an infestation of moles at a moorland cemetery, say people whose relatives are buried there.
Stanbury Cemetery is littered with molehills and it is feared the burrowing could lead to subsidence.
John Collinson, 66, of Oldfield, whose late wife Pat is buried at the site, said: “I’m extremely worried about the possible consequences.”
Phil Barker, Bradford Council’s assistant director of sport and leisure, said the wet weather had caused the moles to migrate from surrounding fields. He said: “We have sprayed the area with an environmentally-friendly mole repellent and we will wait to see if this works.
“It is very unlikely that mole activity would cause permanent damage in the cemetery.”
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