Halstead: Thieves steal urns from graves

Halstead Gazette: Geoffrey Nichols and Wendy Argent beside one of their family graves Geoffrey Nichols and Wendy Argent beside one of their family graves

Thieves stole urns from family graves.

Siblings Geoffrey Nichols and Wendy Argent discovered the heavy pots had been taken from the graves in Halstead Cemetery last Sunday.

A marble urn had stood on the grave of their great-grandparents George and Harriet Catchpole and a granite one had been placed on the grave of their parents Edward and Joyce Nichols, grandmother Nora Davis and great-aunt Lucy Catchpole.

Mrs Argent, of Abels Road, Halstead, said an ornament also appeared to have been removed from another grave nearby.

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