Bluntisham woman’s appeal to find late mother’s jewellery

A DAUGHTER has issued a heartfelt appeal for information after thieves raided her family home stealing her dead mother’s jewellery.

A DAUGHTER has issued a heartfelt appeal to help track down the thieves who raided her family home, stealing her late mother’s jewellery.

Jane Trundley died in May last year aged 58 after losing her battle with bladder cancer.

Between August 13 and August 23 this year, the home she shared with her husband, Pete, in Beldams, Needingworth was burgled.

Mr Trundley, 64, had been away on a family holiday in Cromer with daughter Nicola Benham and grandchildren, Josh, nine and Jack, three.

He returned to find nearly all of his late wife’s gold and silver jewellery had been stolen, including 13 rings, five necklaces, four bracelets and a pocket watch.

Among the stolen items was her engagement ring, which was in the shape of a flower inset with diamonds, and her eternity ring, a gold band with diamonds around it.

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Mrs Benham, 36, of Wheatley Crescent, Bluntisham, told The Hunts Post: “Some of mum’s jewellery was on her dressing table. Dad had found comfort in seeing it there.

“The insurance company has offered dad money to buy replacement jewellery, but it would be worthless to us. The items that were taken were personal to mum and had been worn by her and we want those back.

“We had only just started to get back to a certain degree of normality without her but this has set us back. It’s really upsetting.”

She hopes anyone who has been offered the jewellery for sale will come forward and to help the police track down the burglars and the stolen items.

“On the off chance it’s been sold locally we’d really like to have it returned,” added Mrs Benham.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0345 4564564, quoting crime reference number CF0407940810.