PO­LICE

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

have launched an ur­gent ap­peal into the ‘truly shock­ing and sick­en­ing theft’.

The memo­rial, which con­tained a rose­bush and a plaque ded­i­cated to the baby, was stolen some­time be­tween 12am on Thurs­day, Au­gust 17, and 8.30pm on Fri­day, Au­gust 18.

Pc Paul Poun­tain, from Ac­cring­ton Po­lice, said: “This is a truly shock­ing and sick­en­ing theft con­sid­er­ing there was a plaque in­side the pot clearly mark­ing that it was in mem­ory of a lost child.

“It meant the world to this baby’s par­ents, who are still griev­ing af­ter their loss, which only hap­pened back in May.

“They are un­der­stand­ably very up­set and just want the pot back.

“What adds to their suf­fer­ing is that the re­mains of the baby were in­side and so I urge the thieves to search their con­science, do the right thing and ei­ther speak to us or hand it back to the cou­ple them­selves.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call 01254 353103 or, if they fail to get an an­swer, 101, quot­ing in­ci­dent ref­er­ence LC20170819-1366.

Al­ter­na­tively, you can call Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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