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Saturday, 30 June, 2001, 16:39 GMT 17:39 UK
Grave concerns
The atmosphere of older graveyards attracts visitors
Old graveyards are potentially dangerous

By PM reporter Richard Miron

In our imaginations, graveyards are unsafe only at night. But now it seems they are dangerous during the day, too.

Thousands of gravestones in cemetaries across Britain are being deliberately knocked over by council workers, in response to concern that many headstones and memorials could topple over injuring people.

Relatives are often upset if graves are not tended
The perfect final resting place?

In the past decade a number of people have been killed by unsafe gravestones.

And there are calls from politicians and national organisations for a overhaul of the country's burial grounds.

Richard Miron visited the Victorian cemetary of Kensal Green in London to find out about the state of cemetaries.

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