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Graveside flowers binned by Dovercourt Cemetery workers
A GRIEVING woman was left in tears when she found floral tributes to her partner had been torn apart and thrown in the bin by “heartless” cemetery workers.
Jo Remon, 40, was distraught when she visited her partner Andy Bartlam’s grave in Dovercourt Cemetery and saw the intricate flowers had been taken.
Only a few torn flower heads were left, which had been littered nearby.
Andy Bartlam, 50, who lived with Mrs Remon in St Denis Close, Dovercourt, died on December 8 after collapsing at work in B&M stores in Harwich Gateway Retail Park.
Letters spelling out ‘Dad’ and a giant deck of cards were some of the floral tributes left at his grave in Dovercourt Cemetery after his funeral on December 21.
Tendring Council, which operates the cemetery, said flowers are removed three weeks after they have been placed and that Mrs Remon had been signposted to the terms on Tendring’s website in a letter about a grave headstone.