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Timperley widower speaks out against constant vandalism of wife's grave
THE grave of a young Timperley woman is being constantly vandalised, to the distress of her late husband.
Emma Kate Ainsworth died following a long battle with cancer in January 2011, aged 33, and was buried at Timperley Christ Church, on Thorley Lane, where her wedding had taken place.
Her widower David, 36, said: “Unfortunately the heartache has continued after her death because I have had two 'wife' vases removed from the headstone.
“And just recently on October 19th, I discovered that part of my words on the headstone have been deleted using a permanent black marker.
“I am obviously hurt and disgusted that sacred ground can be touched in this way and Emma's tribute and memory continually tarnished.”
David, who lives in Brooklands, said he has a very good idea who is behind the vandalism and his ultimate goal is for his wife to be able to rest in peace.
He said: “I think touching any memorial of someone who has passed away is disgusting.”
David and Emma had been together for three years when she was diagnosed with cancer, when Emma was just 22, but David said she kept very positive throughout and ran the Race For Life every year.
David added: “I just hope that it will stop continuing for Emma's sake.”
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police in Trafford have recently become aware of damage caused to a headstone in Timperley.
“Enquiries into this criminal damage are ongoing.”