Locket containing father's ashes stolen from 'heartbroken' woman in Sheffield

A woman has been left 'heartbroken' after a locket containing her father's ashes was stolen from her home in Sheffield.

Monday, 13th August 2018, 8:53 pm
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 8:58 pm
Diane Varley wearing the locket on her wedding day

Burglars struck at Diane Varley's home in Wincobank, stealing the treasured heirloom, on Saturday while she and her husband Mark were away on holiday.

They also took Mr Varley's prized Kawasaki 1400 bike and other items including an Xbox, a PlayStation and a child's motocross bike from the property on Vauxhall Road.

The Kawasaki 1400 motorbike which was also stolen from the property on Vauxhall Road in Wincobank

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"I am absolutely heartbroken that this locket has been stolen because it meant so much to me and it would mean everything to get it back," she said.

The 54-year-old said witnesses reported seeing two men, believed to be aged between 18 and 20, outside the property shortly before the break-in.

The motorbike had the registration number PO17 WOD and the man who rode off on it was reportedly wearing an orange hi-vis top.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting the incident number 961 of August 11.