Thieves take ornaments from Devizes graves

Thieves take ornaments from Devizes graves

Thieves take ornaments from Devizes graves

First published in News

Police have described as despicable the theft of ornaments from graves in Devizes Cemetery.

A 12in white alabaster statue of Jesus, a white lamp and two statuettes of the Virgin Mary were taken from graves some time between May 2 and 5 and police are appealing for their return.

Inspector Matt Armstrong at Devizes police said: “This is a despicable thing to do. The items are of low monetary value but they are of great sentimental value to the families of the deceased. it is a very hurtful thing to do to people who are already bereaved.”

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact Devizes police through 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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