Two Serbian youths have been arrested on suspicion that they toppled or smashed 47 headstones at the Jewish cemetery in the northern city of Pančevo.

In the December 8 incident, the youths allegedly jumped over the cemetery fence and proceeded to push down the headstones, causing several to smash, the news site 021 reported.

Police were notified of the vandalism only towards the end of the month, according to the report. It did not say whether the youths targeted the cemetery because it was Jewish.