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Heartless thieves steal from Bromsgrove graves
4:10pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in News
HEARTLESS thieves stole a number of items placed on the graves for a brother and sister at a Bromsgrove cemetery.
Philip Bradley was 20 when he died in a car crash 21 years ago, while Philip’s sister, Michelle, died aged 36 in March this year.
Michelle had had a brain tumour since she was a child, which had left her disabled.
Between September 1-13 a number of items were taken from their graves at St John The Baptist Church, in Kidderminster Road, including a blue and white vase, an In Loving Memory vase, a glass angel, two butterflies on sticks, artificial flowers on sticks and other decorative items.
The items were worth a total of £200.
Distraught father, Dennis Bradley, said some of the items had been placed on the grave by his grandchildren in memory of their aunt and uncle.
"When I saw the things had gone I totally lost it. People must be the lowest of the low to steal from the dead in a graveyard," he said.
PC Donna Hopkins of West Mercia Police said: "It was very distressing for the family to discover the items had been stolen from the grave of their loved ones, and we are appealing for anyone with information, or anyone who knows where the items are now, to contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call PC Hopkins on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 386-s-130912, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.