More than a 100 gravestones and memorials were damaged at North Sheen Cemetery after vandals struck earlier this month, it has been revealed.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council , which manages the cemetery, says all graves affected by the vandalism, which occurred on August 13-14, have now been identified.
The desecration at the cemetery, known as Fulham New, shocked people whose loved ones are laid to rest there.
Many do not live in the area and were keen to find out of graves of their relatives and friends had been attacked.
A spokesperson said: “Letters have been sent out or will be sent out shortly.”
The police have launched an investigation, and were at the cemetery on August 14.
Social media users were outraged to read what had happened on the Fulham Gazette Facebook page .
One wrote: “Omg, I’m so sad for everyone affected by this. Grrrrrrrrrrr”. Another said: “this is disgusting, my friend is buried here. so disrespectful!!”
Anthony Rickman was at the cemetery on August 14 to visit his wife’s grave, hours after the criminal damage had occurred. He described one family who came to visit a loved one’s final resting place only to find it had been damaged as “totally devastated”.
He said: “I felt so sorry for them. What kind of people would do something like this?”
Mr Rickman, from Fulham , continued: “It was like a war zone. The place looks absolutely devastated. I think I counted up to 47 and then I stopped counting.
“A lot of them have been smashed and cracked. It’s crazy.”
H&F council leader Stephen Cowan said: “This was an appalling act and our hearts go out to the families affected. We will do everything we can to catch the mindless vandals and we appeal for any information that might help the police.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.