Home of dead woman burgled during her funeral

The home of a woman who recently died has been burgled while her funeral was taking place.

The house on Cheshire Square, Carrbrook, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, was broken into on Monday between 13:00 and 18:30 GMT.

The occupants, a 48-year-old man and the 11-year-old girl, were burying their partner and mother at the time.

The daughter's phone and iPad, containing photographs of her late mother, were taken.

The theft of the photographs has "compounded their grief", police 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," PC Susan Burgess said.

"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."

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