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Ring theft: Police statement

PC Chris Poulter who is investigating the theft said: ‘The theft of the ring has caused a great deal of upset for Wendy’s family at a time when they are already trying to cope with her sad passing.

"Pilgrim’s Hospice has been fully co-operative and our investigation continues.

"We have already visited some second hand shops and will continue to make enquiries.

"If anyone knows where the ring is, or has any information about the theft, I would urge them to contact me on 101 quoting crime report ZY/4459/13 or email [chris.poulter@kent.pnn.police.


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Ring stolen from dying woman

This is the ring stolen from Wendy Dolton Credit: Kent police

The ring is described as a gold band with a large square diamond and had been given to Wendy Dolton by her late husband ten years ago, and has significant sentimental value to the family.

Wendy, who had just turned 65 and lived near Dover, had cancer and spent her last few days at Pilgrim’s Hospice.

Wendy Dolton had her ring stolen while staying at a hospice Credit: Kent Police

She sadly passed away in the late afternoon on Thursday February 14.

The ring was stolen at some time between 6 pm on Wednesday 13 and 6 pm on Thursday 14 February.



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