Thieves steal husband's ashes after ransacking woman's Peterborough home

Police have released images of items stolen after a home in Peterborough was ransacked by thieves.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 12:15 pm
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 1:20 pm
The pendant which had her late husbands ashes blown into it.

On April 27, 51-year-old Sharon Waters had her home in Bailey Way broken into and ransacked, with the offenders taking a pendant which had her late husband’s ashes blown into it.

The pendant is described as black and gold with ‘John x’ engraved on it.

Other items stolen include men’s hair and beard trimmers, an engagement ring set with three sapphire stones, a diamond cluster ring, an eternity ring with a full band of sapphires and diamonds, a gold ring with a distinctive plain bit of gold soldered into it (pictured), a Blackberry Curve mobile phone, men’s toiletries, a Seksy Electra wrist watch, a Seksy Infinity wrist watch, a Seksy 2211 red strap wrist watch, a Seksy Intense wrist watch, a Diesel wrist watch (pictured), a burgundy Toshiba laptop, two Apple iPod Touchs, and a selection of antique coins.

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The stolen ring

Detective Constable Leigh Mann said: “Mrs Waters has been left devastated by what has happened and desperately wants the pendant back.

“We know that two men were seen jumping over the rear fence around the time of the incident at about 3pm, and walked off in the direction of the city centre, along the path which runs adjacent to the Nene Valley Railway Line.

“I would urge anyone who has any information, or has been offered the items for sale, to contact police.”

The two men are described as both white, about 6’ and aged between 21 to 40. One had short light hair and was wearing mustard-coloured trousers, a dark long-sleeved jacket, and dark shoes and was carrying a black rucksack with a yellow trim.

The stolen watch

The other was wearing dark trousers, a dark long-sleeved jacket, dark shoes, a dark hat and a dark rucksack with a light trim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The stolen ring
The stolen watch