Couple's plea for help after dog's ashes stolen
A DESPAIRING couple from Bristol are appealing for help tracking down the ashes of their beloved dog which were stolen last weekend.
Christine and Richard Headington, from Uplands, were left devastated when the ashes of their 13-year-old dog Harry were taken during a burglary at their house early on Sunday morning.
Police have arrested two men in relation to a string of break-ins in the area on the same night but they have yet to recover property including the stolen ashes.
Mrs Headington, 65, a nursing assistant, told The Post the thieves came into her bedroom and took a number of items, including the casket containing the ashes, without her waking up.
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"We are absolutely devastated. Harry was part of the family," she said.
"We have looked everywhere and we are desperate to find it. I have been out on the streets and even in the park.
"We are truly broken-hearted. We took him in as a rescue dog and have had him for 13 years.
"He had only passed away a month ago."
The casket is worth around £70 and a number of other items including jewellery were also taken during the burglary.
Police spokeswoman Catherine Foster said that two men, aged 35 and 24, have been arrested and charged in relation to the event.
Mrs Headington said that she would offer a reward to anyone who could help reunite her with the casket.