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Daughter's ashes and bronze sculpture stolen in Kidderminster
4:15pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
THE ashes of a man’s daughter and a bronze sculpture were among items stolen during a burglary in Kidderminster.
The incident happened in Chester Road North between 9.30am and 4.50pm on Thursday, September 5.
Someone got into the house, which is near the junction with Villiers Street, via French doors on the side of the property.
Among the items taken were a tall sweet jar-type container which was in a red velvet bag and contained the remains of the elderly victim’s daughter’s ashes.
They also took a bronze sculpture of two deer by 19th century French sculptor Jules Moigniez, worth about £500.
Other items included two Makita drills worth £240, seven bottles of spirits worth £70, a Boer War medal silver with an orange and red ribbon and three silver bars valued at £500 and a silver Victorian watch with a chain valued at £200.
Also taken were two silver rings containing yellow tiger eye stones from Mexico valued at £120, two silver rings with onyx stones which had a silver line through the stones valued at £100, and a carrier bag containing £35 of loose change.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “Chester Road is a very busy road, forming part of the A449 and it is hoped as the burglary happened during the day, someone saw something.
“The victim is particularly distressed about the theft of what is left of his daughter’s ashes, following her death three years ago. They are of huge importance and sentimental value to him but worthless to anyone else and he would very much like them back.”
Anyone with information, including anyone who knows where the stolen items are, should call the Wyre Forest burglary team on 101, quoting incident 469-S-050913, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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