Doncaster woman's heartbreak after thieves steal bracelet made from grandad's ashes

A heartbroken Doncaster woman has launched a plea to track down a distinctive bracelet made from her grandad’s ashes after it was stolen in a raid.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 4:49 pm

Bethany Bratby is calling on the raiders to return to jewellery which was a tribute to her late grandad Kenneth Storey.

It was among items stolen on a raid on her parents’ home in Warmsworth last week.

She said: “The bracelet was going to be a wedding bracelet for my sister who is a Captain in the Royal Signals who is getting married next year. We want to get it back.”

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Bethany Bratby with her grandad Kenneth Storey and the distinctive bracelet which has been stolen.

The raiders struck last Wednesday at around 4pm, breaking in by forcing the lock on the home’s conservatory doors.

She said: “They trashed the house and broke glasses.

“They stole money and a black leather jewellery box that included a silver bracelet with a blue rim that was specially made with my grandad's ashes.”

She has shared a CCTV image of men captured on camera around the time of the raid and white car also seen in the area.”

A CCTV image of two men spotted near the scene of the incident.

Added Beth, a drama teacher: “My grandad was a hardworking apprentice trained joiner and loving gentleman. He always helped those in need.

"He had a triple heart bypass in 1999 and asbestosis, and this was the reasoning why he had to retire."

He passed away, aged 79 in August 2017.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who knows the whereabouts of the distinctive bracelet, should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 with details.