Mum’s upset over grave

Susan Mahon, pictured by her late daughter Serena-Kay's grave. Picture: Marie Caley D5000MC

Susan Mahon, pictured by her late daughter Serena-Kay's grave. Picture: Marie Caley D5000MC

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A grieving mother is distraught after precious items were moved from her daughter’s grave without her consent.

Susan Mahon, whose 21-year-old daughter died suddenly eight years ago, made the heartbreaking discovery on the anniversary of the death.

She said the council had left a sticker saying items needed to be removed from Serena-Kay Gregory’s grave and this was the second sticker that had been left on the plot at Warmsworth Cemetry.

Ms Mahon, 57, of Smith Street, Balby, said: “She was my only child and tending to her grave is my way of keeping her memory alive. Nothing on there is hurting anyone and no one has ever complained, they are tarnishing her memory.”

Director of Regeneration and Environment Peter Dale said: “We do appreciate the sensitivity of this situation, however families are made aware of the terms of the lease when they sign for the burial to take place.

“When we remove grave memorabilia we give relatives a month to collect the items, in this case we held on to them for two.”