THE grave of a three-month old baby boy, who was killed by his father, has been vandalised.

Police are investigating repeated reports of damage to the grave of Alfie Gildea, which is in Dunham Lawn Cemetery, in Whitehouse Lane, Altrincham.

Alfie was killed by his father Samuel Gildea on September 14, 2018.

Since March 2019 small toys and ornaments placed next to Alfie’s grave by his mother have either been stolen or damaged.

Flowers have also had their heads knocked off or have been removed and thrown across the ground.

Most recently, on Sunday, flowers were placed on the grave by Alfie’s mum, then on returning to pay her respects on Monday, the heads of the flowers had been cut off and had been scattered around the grave.

Police are investigating these incidents and appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch.

Detective Constable Jane Naylor from GMP’s Trafford division said: “Damaging and vandalising the grave of a three month old innocent baby boy is just beyond comprehension.

“It makes you sick to the stomach.

“Alfie’s grieving mum has to visit the grave and see the toys and flowers she has placed by her baby’s grave stolen or damaged beyond repair. This is disrespect of the highest order.

“We are investigating a string of incidents and want those responsible to know how seriously we are taking this."

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4081.

Alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.