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23 April 2013, 08:06
A lock of hair from a six year old girl who's died has been stolen in a burglary in Newport Pagnell.
The lock of hair belonged to Lynsey Needham's daughter, who died in January 2013. The hair was tied with a pink ribbon.
It was inside a bag, provided by a funeral director's, containing personal items belonging to Lynsey's daughter. Other items included a silver bracelet with ‘daughter’ engraved inside, bereavement cards, a gold cross on a chain and a Kindle electronic book.
The bag was taken from a flat above Newport Pagnell's Kingfisher Pub on Elthorne Way while it was being renovated.
The bag was removed at some point between Monday 11 March 2013 and Monday 15 April.
Lynsey is keen for the items to be returned to Newport Pagnell Police Station.
She told Heart: "They were just little things and they were all I had left of her. I have photographs, but her locks of hair were taken off her when she died. I have nothing now."
"I don't understand why they've took [the bag] because [the items] have got no value to anyone. They've probably taken the necklace and bracelet and probably just dumped everything else. It's just heartbreaking."
Thames Valley Police are asking for anybody who has information about what happened to come forward.
PC Susan Russell of Newport Pagnell police station said "The victim is keen to get these items back and asks that they be left at Newport Pagnell station”.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency single number 101 and ask to speak to PC Russell.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.