Family appeal after treasured watch stolen during Henleaze burglary
A GOLD watch with sentimental value has been stolen during a burglary at a home in Henleaze.
The nine carat Omega watch with a gold, expanding bracelet belonged to former Western Daily Press journalist Ken Matthews who died recently.
The item was among personal effects which were being sorted out by his daughter Ann Beavis and her husband, Andrew.
The watch was engraved on the back, “K E M, 19 2 49 Mum and Dad”.
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It was given to Ken by his parents as a 21st birthday present.
Mr Beavis, 55, a building services engineer, said: “It’s not the value of the watch so much but the sentimental value which makes it irreplaceable.
“We were going to give the watch to our son who has just turned 21 himself.”
Mr Beavis said a young man aged about 20 was seen outside their home in Rockside Drive at about 7am on Monday, June 18.
He said the watch and some other items belonging to Ken were taken from the dining room table while the back door was open.
He has urged anyone who comes across the watch to contact Southmead police station by phoning 101 or phone the Crimestoppers number, 0800 555 111.