'Low-life' burglars steal children's Christmas presents from home in Sheffield

Burglars have struck at a home in Sheffield, ‘ruining’ Christmas for the children whose presents they stole.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 4:09 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th December 2019, 11:45 am

Ebony Hodson told how thieves had raided her mum Tricia’s address on Spinkhill Avenue in Richmond last night, Friday, December 13, taking presents Tricia had bought for her 12-year-old son, six-year-old granddaughter and two-month-old grandson.

She has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help Tricia replace the gifts and ensure the youngsters don’t go without this Christmas.

Ebony has also appealed for help to catch the crooks responsible, writing: “Whichever low life scum has done this needs to be found so anyone with any information would also help.”

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Spinkhill Avenue in Sheffield (pic: Google)

Rose Dunstan, a friend of Tricia’s, said in a message to the culprits: “She can’t even afford to replace them so you have ruined Christmas for her kid and grandkids.”

South Yorkshire Police said the burglary had been reported yesterday at 9.45pm, and asked anyone with information to call 101, quoting incident number 892 of December 13.

You can donate to the crowdfunding appeal at www.gofundme.com/f/fund-raise-for-my-mum-who039s-been-burgled.