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Theft adds to family's grief

PUBLISHED: 12:05 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:49 03 July 2010

A GRIEVING family were devastated to find that a tree had been stolen from their late parents' garden.

The 6ft Bay tree in a pot was taken from the front porch of a bungalow where Rosemary and Ron Carter had lived, and who died within weeks of one another over the summer.

A GRIEVING family were devastated to find that a tree had been stolen from their late parents' garden.

The 6ft Bay tree in a pot was taken from the front porch of a bungalow where Rosemary and Ron Carter had lived, and who died within weeks of one another over the summer.

And now three children are putting out an appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of Seaview Rise, Hopton between Tuesday, November 24 and the following Sunday.

Daughter Sally Gray left the bungalow, now sold, on the Tuesday morning having attempted to move the tree. She said: “We had been moving the plants to take care of them and it was too heavy for me. Then I got a call from my husband who had gone to move it himself, saying it wasn't there.

“It was in a ceramic pot, with a pink ceramic toadstool by it. Because of the size of the tree, they also must have used a vehicle.”

Mrs Carter, 76, died after a cardiac arrest before an operation to mend a broken hip in July. Just three weeks later, her widower died aged 83, his family saying from a broken heart.

Anyone with information can call Norfolk police on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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