THEY were only trying to help the bereaved keep the graves of their loved ones clean and put up flowers.

But three florists found themselves taken to court for lending step ladders to families at the cemetery where they worked in Granada.

Now a judge has ruled that bosses were wrong to denounce them for helping relatives.

The case was brought by the company that runs the San Jose cemetery in Granada, insisting that the ladders caused a risk of injury as well as damage to the cemetery itself.

Since banning the florists’ ladders in 2012, Emucesa offered the option of having “trained ladder operators” clean headstones and place fresh flowers for a fee of €6.

The judge ruled against the company and ordered Granada Town Hall to pay costs.