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Hello, I am not a local of West Norwood but 2 years ago, after my father passed away, we chose West Norwood Columbarium within the Cemetery to place his ashes. Ever since we have got to know West Norwood and have only been impressed by the kindness of people we have met in passing.

Unfortunately some time between last Friday 14th Feb and  Tuesday 18th Feb when we discovered the incident, my father’s urn containing his ashes were stolen from the Columbarium.

We are in a state of absolute distress and would like to ask if anyone has seen  a beige/cream/pale green mottled round marble urn that is quite heavy, about 25cms tall and has gold leaf chinese writing down the front. We hope that the urn remains sealed but if not the contents are in a red bag that we pray are untouched or undamaged. The urn is not one that is usually found or seen in the UK so would be easily identifiable.

We would be eternally grateful if any sightings of my father’s urn can be reported to us  -via WestNorwoodNews, leave a reply in the comment box below.



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