Mayor's chains stolen

Bridlington's civic chains, worth £15,000, have been stolen from the town mayor's home.

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Thieves steal Bridlington Mayor's chains

Mayor Councillor Michael Charlesworth and Mayoress Karen Stainforth Credit: Bridlington Town Council

Humberside Police are investigating a burglary in which the Mayor of Bridlington Councillor Michael Charlesworth's home was broken into while he was being treated in hospital. The civic chains, valued at £15,000, were among items stolen.

Bridlington Mayor's chains stolen

Bridlington's civic chains have been stolen from the home of the mayor who is currently in hospital after suffering a stroke. The chains, valued at £15,000, were stolen from Councillor Michael Charlesworth's house, some time over the weekend.

A safe containing the chains, a wedding ring and engagement ring belonging to the mayor's late wife, together with a Salvation Army charity box, were stolen when his home was burgled between 11am on Friday October 19 and 4.30pm on Sunday October 21.


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