Heartless thieves take bereaved Northampton parents' mementos of late son

Police appeal for return of stolen jewellery containing photos and a lock of child's hair

By Kevin Nicholls
Friday, 13th March 2020, 10:23 am
Updated Friday, 13th March 2020, 10:24 am

Police are appealing for a safe return of irreplaceable items stolen from bereaved parents during a burglary Northampton.

Thieves broke into a house in Hembury Place, Briar Hill, on Tuesday (March 10) and took a significant amount of jewellery – including two lockets containing a photo of the victim's late son and a lock of his hair.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "The unknown offender or offenders forced entry into the property via the rear sometime between 5pm and 8.15pm on Tuesday.

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Jewellery was taken from the property in Hembury Place

"Once inside they stole a significant amount of jewellery including gold charms, rings, earrings and necklaces as well as 40 bottles of perfume.

A "lot of the jewellery is irreplaceable due to its sentimental value with two of the two lockets containing a photo of the victim’s late son and a lock of his hair.

"We would ask anyone who may be offered items like this for sale, or anyone with any information about this t o contact us on 101 quoting incident number: 20000136798."