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Melrose graveside thefts

Thefts from the graves of babies in Melrose cemetery has been described as sickening by police officers. They are appealing to the public to come forward with any details that may help track down the offenders.

'Sickening' thefts from babies graves

Police in the Scottish Borders have described the thefts of six solar lights from the graves of babies in Melrose as sickening. They are appealing for information about the theft from gravesides at Wairds Cemetery near Melrose.

Between Sunday 3rd June and Sunday 10th June 2012, six solar powered lights were taken from the graveside of three baby siblings who sadly died in 2010.

The graves are in an area specifically for babies and the lights had been placed there by the babies parents as they did not like the thought of them being left alone in the dark.

A Police spokesperson said:

“This is a sickening incident which has caused significant stress to the babies parents and family. We are particularly keen to trace whoever is responsible for this theft and appeal to anyone with any information in relation to this incident to contact police”

– Lothian and Borders Police

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