Fam­ily ac­tion over ceme­tery park­ing

Signs to pre­vent driv­ing over mur­dered sis­ter’s grave

Loughborough Echo - - FRONT PAGE - Re­port by Liam Cole­man

THE SIS­TER of a mur­dered Lough­bor­ough school­girl has put up her own ‘no park­ing’ signs af­ter see­ing a car parked on graves only a few rows away from her lit­tle sib­ling.

Ka­t­rina Glenn, 37, is the sis­ter of Rachel Glenn, the teenager whose body was found in Charn­wood Wa­ter in 1999.

Mum-of-four Ka­t­rina took ac­tion af­ter she saw the re­cently pub­lished photos of a Land Rover parked across graves in Lough­bor­ough ceme­tery, which caused out­rage in the area.

At first Ka­t­rina feared that the car had been parked on Rachel’s grave.

THE SIS­TER of a mur­dered Lough­bor­ough school­girl has put her own ‘no park­ing’ signs up af­ter see­ing a car parked on graves only a few rows away from her lit­tle sib­ling

Ka­t­rina Glenn, 37, is the sis­ter of Rachel Glenn, the teenager whose body was found in Charn­wood Wa­ter in 1999.

Mum of four Ka­t­rina took ac­tion af­ter she saw the re­cently pub­lished photos of a Land Rover parked across graves in Lough­bor­ough ceme­tery, which caused out­rage in the area.

At first Ka­t­rina feared that the car had been parked on Rachel’s grave.

Af­ter closer in­spec­tion it turned out that the car was ac­tu­ally parked on graves only two rows away from her sis­ter and she has now put up her own ‘no park­ing’ signs to stop this “dis­gust­ing” and “ut­terly dis­re­spect­ful” act hap­pen­ing again.

Ka­t­rina said: “I couldn’t be­lieve it when I first saw the photos, I was in shock and was cer­tain that they were parked over Rachel’s grave.

“I went down and af­ter speak­ing to sev­eral other peo­ple I re­alised that it wasn’t over her grave, but it was still only a few rows away.

“I can’t imag­ine what it must be like for the fam­i­lies of those whose graves were parked on, it is com­pletely dis­re­spect­ful and dis­gust­ing.

“There must have been other places to park and even if that as a last re­sort I don’t know why any­body would do it.

“I just wanted to get some­thing up so that hope­fully it stops this horri- ble in­ci­dent hap­pen­ing again.

“Even if peo­ple still drive over the sign and choose to ig­nore it then at least I have tried.

“I re­mem­ber that for Rachel’s fu­neral there were hun­dreds of peo­ple there but they at least had the re­spect to park in in other car parks and walk to the ceme­tery.

“My chil­dren have more re­spect than the own­ers of those cars, they know not to walk on other peo­ple’s graves let alone park cars on them!”

Rachel, 15, was re­ported miss­ing on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, 1999 and three days later her body was found in the lo­cal beauty spot by two 14-year-old boys skate­board­ing.

An­thony Hol­land, of no fixed ad­dress, pleaded guilty to her mur­der at Le­ices­ter Crown Court in 1999 and was sen­tenced to a life term be­hind bars.

Pic­tured are the ‘no park­ing’ signs that Ka­t­rina Glenn has put up in Lough­bor­ough ceme­tery af­ter fear­ing that driv­ers might park on her sis­ter’s grave.

Ka­t­rina Glenn.

Rachel Glenn, who was mur­dered in 1999.

Pic­tured are the ‘no park­ing’ signs that Ka­t­rina Glenn has put up in Lough­bor­ough ceme­tery af­ter fear­ing that driv­ers might park on her sis­ters grave.

A res­i­dent was left ‘dis­gusted’ last month af­ter spot­ting a lux­ury Land Rover parked over graves in Lough­bor­ough ceme­tery.

Rachel Glenn, who was mur­dered by An­thony Hol­land in 1999.

Rachel Glenn’s grave in Lough­bor­ough ceme­tery.

Ka­t­rina Glenn, the older sis­ter of Rachel Glenn.

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