Pet’s Ashes Stolen In Southampton Burglary

The box containing Holly's ashes, stolen in Southampton Burglary on 22/08/15

The box containing Holly the Rabbit’s ashes, stolen in Southampton Burglary on 22/08/15

The Southern Daily Echo have recently reported on a burglary that took place on 22nd August in Sandhurst Road, Southampthon. Tragically, during the burglary the thieves stole a number of irreplacable items. This included the ashes of the victim’s beloved pet rabbit and a treasured item left to her by her late Grandad.

Karina Chegwidden had only gone out for the day on that particular Saturday, 22nd August 2015. She left home at approximately 07.30am and returned home at 09:30pm. On returning home, due to feeling very tired, Karina went straight to bed. It was not until the following morning, that she even realised her home had been broken into. Karina then quickly became aware of the fact that thieves had burgled her property and had taken a wishing well which her late Grandad had given to her. The burglars had also stolen a box containing the ashes of her much loved pet rabbit, called Holly.

Karina said …

“I was just devastated … We had to go outside and look but didn’t find anything … I don’t know why they took my rabbit’s ashes box because there was no reason for them to take it – it’s just a little wooden box … I’m upset about my Grandad’s wishing well because that’s the only thing I had that was his.”

Karina is hoping that someone in the area at the time on Sat 22nd August may have seen something that could help the police with their inquiries regarding the case. 

According to Karina’s sister Heidi, on the same day, other local residents had also been burgled.

Heidi stated …

“She’s devastated about the sentimental stuff … Her dad bought her a little box and it had a plaque on it and it’s ashes were in it … The only thing we are thinking is that maybe they thought it was jewellery.”

Hampshire Constbulary have requested that anyone with information regarding the burglary that took place on 22nd August 2015 in Sandhurst Road, Southampton should call Hampshire police on 101. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously to CrimeStoppers by phoning for free on 0800 555 111.

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