I've tasked myself with providing a particularly link-rich post about this story, after finding that I could illustrate it with a picture of the churchyard in question, rather than merely a stock photo of a badger.
The congregation of St. Remigius Church in Long Clawson, Leicestershire, U.K., are between a rock and a hard place, because they have identified a bodysnatcher in their midst but can do nothing about it. The culprit is a protected species and theirs is a protected property. In addition to prohibiting the taking, injuring, or killing of badgers, the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 made it a criminal offense to interfere at all with the sett (see def. 2, sense 2) of the beast. Combine that with concerns that there might have been a medieval house on the adjacent field and you have what a spokesman for English Heritage called "a complex issue where finding a solution to satisfy everyone is hard."
Rev. Simon Shouler complains, “...there is nothing we can do other than to let them remain in the churchyard, digging up the remains of people who have been buried for several hundred years." They cannot even rebury the disturbed remains in their own graves for fear of breaking the law. Instead, he carries out regular patrols and gathers stray bones, storing them for reinterment in a new grave.