Thief takes 1951 wedding ring in Emsworth raid

Devida Bushrod (front) with (l-r) Maddy Bushrod (13),  Devida's husband Jason, Mark Loudon (nine), mum Sarah Loudon, Ruth Loudon (10), and Angela Kerfoot. Picture Ian Hargreaves  (171556-1)

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AN ELDERLY couple have been left devastated after a wedding ring and other sentimental jewellery was stolen in a burglary.

The Welsh gold ring from 1951 was stolen during a raid on the couple’s home in New Brighton Road, Emsworth.

The burglar got into the house through an unlocked door and rifled through the bedroom of the 83-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife.

As well as the wedding ring, the stolen haul includes a gold ring with large blue stone surrounded by small seed pearls, a necklace made from large black and sparkly beads, a pair of gold and opal stud earrings, a pair of gold dangly earrings and a gold Cartier watch.

PC Matthew Gooding, from Havant police, said: ‘The items are relatively unique and hold great sentimental value.

‘We are appealing to anybody who may have any information as to their whereabouts.’

The burglary happened at some point in the weeks leading up to October 28.

Call Havant police with information on 101.