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Locket containing ashes of Hayle woman’s children and partner stolen

The gold locket contained the ashes of the victim's children and partner, who died in the 2004 Thailand tsunami. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A locket containing the ashes of a Hayle woman’s children and partner has been stolen by thieves.

The victim had the gold item specially made following the tragic deaths of her two sons and fiancé in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.

It was stolen by thieves during a break-in at her house in Hayle some time between Saturday, June 1, and Monday, July 1.

The items that were stolen, in addition to the locket (pictured top left). Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Other items of jewellery were also taken, including a number of distinctive gold and diamond rings, a bracelet and a chain.

Officers investigating the break-in hope they can reunite the victim with her locket, and her other possessions, with the public’s help.

The loss of these items is particularly distressing to the victim and we are doing all that we can to help reunite her with them.

– Police Constable Jamie Ellingham, Devon and Cornwall Police
One of the rings that were stolen. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

What items were stolen during the break-in?

  • A wedding band-style ring with three elephants made of Asian gold
  • A gold chain with gold-plated Buddha
  • An 18-carat gold engagement ring with diamond solitaire, which has a clasp missing.
  • A thick Asian gold ring with small diamonds across it
  • A white gold sapphire ring with diamond surround and a gold bracelet with chain pattern were taken.
  • An 18-carat gold ring with a gold ball covered in small diamonds and a small gold ring with diamonds across it
  • A gold ring with four diamonds on its shank, three to the front and three to the back.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference number CR/058422/19.