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These 'precious items' stolen from bereaved parents have been returned

PUBLISHED: 08:25 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:25 24 April 2017

Mead Road, Dartford

Mead Road, Dartford

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The items were left at a police station yesterday

Items precious to bereaved Dartford parents were reported stolenItems precious to bereaved Dartford parents were reported stolen

Items of “huge sentimental value” to bereaved parents who were robbed last week have been returned.

The parents, whose baby had recently died, had their black Ford Fiesta stolen from Mead Road in Dartford on Wednesday, April 19.

Inside the car was a blue, grey and black striped blanket that the baby had been wrapped in at birth, as well as a red toy dinosaur, a blue baby mirror, two car seats and a buggy.

Sgt Becky Jones said the theft caused “a great deal of upset and distress for the whole family”.

Items precious to bereaved parents were reported stolen in DartfordItems precious to bereaved parents were reported stolen in Dartford

On Sunday evening, all of the items were left at North Kent Police Station in Northfleet.

However, the car remains stolen and police are continuing their search.

The Fiesta had been undergoing repairs, with a faulty bonnet which does not close properly.

Its licence plate begins X389, though police fear it may have been removed.

To help police with their investigation, call 01474 366149, quoting reference XY/017626/17.

Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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