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.