A woman is horrified after heartless thieves stole ornamental cherubs from her grandparents’ grave.

Charlotte Cox realised that the ornaments were missing when she went to pay her respects with her mum, Ruth hart, at the shared grave in St Peter’s Church, in Church Street, Sible Hedingham.

Her grandparents, Edward and Pamela Prentice, had lived in the village and Mr Prentice was the church warden at St Peter’s for around ten years.

Miss Cox, 23, of Lower Holt Street, Earls Colne, said: “They are only little cherubs that sit on the edge of the grave and have been there for two years but now they’re gone.

“I can’t see why someone would want them, they’re not the sort of thing you could put on a mantelpiece or fire place.

“They didn’t cost a lot so they’re not worth anything to anyone else."

Anyone with information should email Miss Cox on queenchatty@hotmail.com