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Box containing children's ashes stolen during robbery

A box containing children's ashes was stolen from a house in Richmond. Police say the ashes are of twins, who died at birth in January.

Stolen box containing ashes Credit: Met Police

Thieves targeted a property in Castlegate, Richmond, on Monday afternoon.

This has been a heartbreaking ordeal for the victim, who desperately wants her children's ashes returned.

They are of no value to those who stole them, and we would ask that they be returned as soon as possible.

Burglary is a particularly invasive crime but this offence has been made worse by what was taken.

– Detective Constable Rajinder Chana, Kingston and Richmond CID

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kingston and Richmond CID via 101 or @MetCC.