The police start the investigation of the attacks on the graves of Cilla Black and Ken Dodd.


The grave of the Blind Date star was smeared with “offensive” graffiti, while the grave of Sir Ken was also defaced by vandals.

Merseyside police have launched an investigation after the graves of Liverpool legends Cilla Black and Sir Ken Dodd were vandalized.

Merseyside Police are asking for information after the graves of Liverpool showbiz legends were targeted.

Sir Ken’s gravestone has since had to be removed from his final resting place for further cleaning, while Cilla’s gravestone could be repaired on site.

The vandalism shocked people, and many wondered why vandals targeted the tombstones of the beloved stars.

Both Liverpool celebrities are buried at Allerton Cemetery, and it is believed that the graves were devastated by yobs on Monday night.

A statement from Merseyside police said: “We are asking for information following reports of criminal damage at Allerton yesterday, Tuesday 27 October.

The police have launched an investigation and appealed to the public for further information.

They believe that both families have been made aware of the vandalism and Liverpool City Council is making every effort to ensure that repairs are carried out in good time.

“It was reported that on Monday 26 October, between 4 p.m. in the evening and 8.30 a.m. the following morning, graffiti was sprayed on two gravestones in Allerton Cemetery.

“An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101, quoting the reference number 20000651663, or Crimestoppers, anonymously at 0800 555 111.

A Council spokesman said: “We were horrified to discover this morning that the graves of Cilla Black and Sir Ken Dodd had been devastated overnight. The staff is in the process of making repairs.

“We would urge anyone with information about the person(s) responsible to contact the police.

He was buried together with his mother Sarah and father Arthur at a private funeral at Allerton Cemetery in Liverpool.

Sir Ken died on 18 March 2018 at the age of 90 in his home in Knotty Ash, the same house where he was born and raised.

Cilla died of a stroke in August 2016 at the age of 72. Her tombstone bears her name Cilla Black OBE above the single word “singer”.

Her funeral took place at St. Mary’s Church in Woolton – where she married her late husband Bobby Willis in 1969.

Surprise! Surprise! The star Cilla Black was buried just a few feet from her parents’ grave, and her tombstone is a marble monument that she describes as a “devoted mother and grandmother”.


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