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Burglary, Hayle

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Locket containing ashes of victim’s children and partner, who died in 2004 tsunami, stolen during break-in

Police have appealed for information after a locket containing the ashes of a woman’s children and partner was stolen during a burglary in Hayle, Cornwall.

The victim had the gold item made following the death of her two sons and fiancé in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.

It was taken along with a quantity of jewellery following a break-in between Saturday 1 June and Monday 1 July. 

Officers investigating the burglary hope they can reunite the woman with the locket with the help of members of the public.

The specially-made round item is on a gold chain and has a gold band around it.

A number of gold and diamond rings, a bracelet and a chain were also taken, several of which are distinctive.

These include a wedding band-style ring with three elephants made of Asian gold; a gold chain with gold-plated Buddha; and an 18-carat gold engagement ring with diamond solitaire, which has a clasp missing.

A thick Asian gold ring with small diamonds across it; a white gold sapphire ring with diamond surround and a gold bracelet with chain pattern were taken.

An 18-carat gold ring with a gold ball covered in small diamonds and a small gold ring with diamonds across it were stolen, as well as a gold ring with four diamonds on its shank, three to the front and three to the back.

Police Constable Jamie Ellingham said:“The loss of these items is particularly distressing to the victim and we are doing all that we can to help reunite her with them.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email, quoting crime reference number CR/058422/19.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via

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