Statue from child's grave stolen

Kent Police are appealing after a child's memorial statue was taken from a 12-year-old's grave.

Memorial statue stolen from child's grave

A statue in the shape of an angel is missing Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for help after a memorial statue was stolen from a child's grave.

Zack Burton, 12, died in 1999 when he was involved in a collision with a car while walking along Wrotham Road, Meopham, on his way to a youth club.

When his mother visited his grave in Newton Abbot Road, Gravesend, at 1.30pm on 26 June, she discovered a statue in the shape of an angel she had placed at the site was missing.

Thieves steal statue from child's grave

A memorial statue was stolen from a child's grave in Kent.

Zack Burton, 12-years-old, died in 1999 when he was involved in a collision with a car while walking along Meophan on his way to a youth club.

When his mother visited his grave in Gravesend at 1.30pm on June 26, she found a statute in the shape of an angel she put at the site was missing.

She had previously visited the grave on June 14, when the angel was there, so the theft is believed to have taken place since then.

This is a despicable crime that has left a bereaved mother in a state of shock. As if losing a child in such a terrible way isn't horrific enough, now she must cope with the thought that someone has stolen an item that means a great deal to her that she bought in tribute to Zack.

– PC Andrew Rockall, Investigating Officer at Kent Police

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