A daughter is appealing for thieves to return a pendant containing the ashes of her father which was snatched when crooks struck at her mother’s home.
The precious heart-shaped pendant was taken when Janet Lane’s home in Hobbs Hill Road, Bennetts End, was ransacked yesterday.
Other jewellery and money was also snatched but daughter Laura Kinsley, 26, said they just want the irreplaceable necklace back, which was made in accordance with Allen Lane’s wishes after he lost his battle with lung cancer in January 2012. An eternity ring that Allen had bought for his wife of 32 years was also stolen.
Devastated Laura said: “He left my Mum money to grant his wishes of putting some of his ashes into a pendant so she always has a part of him, that was one of the reasons he also bought her the eternity ring too.
“They mean so much to all of us and play a big part in our lives as the pendant was the main connection we still had with our dad and it’s like he has been taken from us all over again.”
The pendant also has a picture of Allen on it and the words ‘To my devil in disguise love you always’ are engraved.
Anyone with information about the missing jewellery should contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D1/14/1116.