Police are trying to trace the family of a baby whose photograph was stolen from a grave in Basingstoke.
On Thursday, August 6, a man was arrested in Lower Brook Street, Basingstoke, in connection with a warrant for failing to appear at court.
The night before his arrest, he had slept in Worting Road Cemetery, and was found in possession of a ceramic photograph of a baby, taken from one of the graves. Officers have not been able to locate the grave and are trying to identify it so that they can return the photograph to the family of the child.
“The removal of this photograph will have undoubtedly caused tremendous distress to the family of this baby, and we would like to be able to return it to them swiftly,” said PC Neil Plascott.
“If you know of someone who has had a ceramic photo of a baby stolen from a grave at Worting Road Cemetery of the past couple of weeks, please do ask them to contact us so we can ensure this precious item is returned to them.”
A 32-year-old man, who is local to the area, has been bailed in relation to the theft and other matters, pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Basingstoke Police on 101. Please quote crime number: 44150271170.