A MAN has been charged after a grave was disturbed at a village cemetery.

Wayne Joselyn, formerly of Barnsley but now in HMP Doncaster Prison, was charged with interference with a grave under section 25 of the Burial Act 1857, and also with outraging public decency.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called to Carlton Cemetery at about 2.50pm on May 2 following reports from a passer-by that a grave had possibly been disturbed.

“Working carefully with teams of experts it was determined nothing had been taken from the grave.”

The 43-year-old will appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.