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Man in court in connection with Kidderminster ashes burglary
3:04pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Local
A KIDDERMINSTER man has appeared in court in connection with a burglary in which an elderly man’s daughter’s ashes were stolen.
Andrew Edward Dafydd Hale, 31, of Comberton Hill, appeared before Worcester magistrates on Monday.
He is charged with a burglary at a house in Chester Road North on September 5, when the items taken included a sweet jar-type container with the remains of the elderly victim’s daughter’s ashes inside.
Also taken was a bronze sculpture of two deer by 19th century French sculptor Jules Moigniez, drills, bottles of spirits, a Boer War medal, a silver Victorian watch, four silver rings and a carrier bag containing £35 of loose change.
None of the stolen property has been recovered.
Hale is also charged with a burglary in Talbot Street between September 27 and 29.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown Court on November 18.