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7 November 2013, 08:43 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
A phone containing photos of a young girl's dead mum was stolen when thieves broke into the family home in Carrbrook during her funeral.
Between 1pm and 6.30pm on Monday 4th November 2013, a house on Cheshire Square, Carrbrook was broken into.
An iPad and iPhone 4s along with a purse and some cash was stolen.
While the intruders were committing the burglary, the occupants, a 48-year-old man and 11-year-old girl, were burying their partner/mother.
The stolen items contain family photographs and the police are appealing for them to be returned.
Pc Susan Burgess, said:
"While dealing with the loss of a much loved mother and partner, the family has returned home to find their home burgled and possessions stolen.
Obviously this coupled with the fact that the items stolen contain treasured family photos, has compounded their grief.
These photographs cannot be replaced or re-taken. Their sentimental value is immeasurable.
I doubt whoever is responsible will be aware of these circumstances but I hope that on learning of them they will be compelled to return these items or tell us where we can find them.
I would therefore urge the person responsible or anyone with even the remotest bit of information about them or the stolen items to call me."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9350, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.