Birmingham & Black Country

Ring made from husband's ashes stolen in Birmingham

A mugger has deprived a widow of her late husband's ashes that she had made into a stone for a "life ring".

The compacted ashes of the victim's late husband were moulded into a light blue stone set in a white gold band.

The "life ring" was among several pieces of jewellery stolen from the victim in Graham Street in Birmingham at about 14:15 GMT on 17 November.

Anyone who has been offered a ring matching that description is asked to contact police or call Crimestoppers.

The offender snatched the jewellery, then escaped in a car waiting nearby.

Det Con Kuly Sikham, of West Midlands Police, said: "The owner of the ring is understandably very distressed due to the stone being created from her late husband's ashes.

"If those responsible for the theft still have the ring, we would urge them to return it at the earliest opportunity by any means necessary."

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