Burglars have targeted the home of a Somerset woman who died in a landslide in a sickening raid. Rosemary Snell, 67, died after the car she was travelling in got caught in a mudslide outside Beaminster tunnel in Dorset.
Police fear thieves targeted her house in Misterton, near Crewkerne, after hearing about her death in the media. Detectives revealed silver antiques were taken from the property in what they've described as a 'despicable' crime.
They believe the offenders may try and sell the items at car boot sales and have asked shoppers and antique dealers to remain vigilant.
Described as a stalwart of the Women's Institute in the village where she lived, Mrs Snell's body was discovered alongside her friend Michael Rolfe. Their car was found crushed under tonnes of mud at the entrance to the tunnel ten days after the landslide.
The offenders targeted the property between Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st.
Anyone who can help is asked to call Yeovil CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.