Victim left devastated at theft of son’s ashes

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Sentimental items, including ashes and jewellery, were stolen in a burglary at a house in Burnley, leaving the victim devastated.

Police said that between 12-45pm and 6-30pm on Monday, a property was raided on Lowerhouse Lane and took a number of sentimental items, including distinctive jewellery containing the ashes of the victim’s son.

Further items including a handmade ruby pendant, a number of wedding rings, cash and various electrical products were also taken.

Police are appealing for information following the theft and would like to speak to anyone who can assist with enquiries.

PC Cat Horner, of Burnley Police, said: “This crime has left the victim devastated and we are asking for the public’s help in recovering a number of personal and sentimental items.

“No one should have to suffer having their home raided by thieves and we are keen to trace the jewellery taken.

“If you have seen these pieces please contact police immediately.

“Furthermore, if you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Lowerhouse Lane area during the time of the offence, please call us.”

If anybody has any information in relation to the burglary or recognises the jewellery stolen they can contact Burnley police on 101 quoting crime reference EF1612205.

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.