Sentimental watch stolen during a burglary in a village near Banbury has been recovered and returned to its owner

Police were able to give the family a bit of Christmas cheer by returning the valued item which belonged to a relative who recently passed away

By News Reporter
Thursday, 24th December 2020, 11:43 am
Updated Thursday, 24th December 2020, 11:44 am

A watch of great sentimental value stolen in a recent burglary has been recovered and returned to its owner.

The item was stolen in a burglary at a house in Kings Sutton last month and was recovered by the Northamptonshire West Burglary Team.

Two men arrested in connection with the incident have been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

PC Mark Edkins and DS Terry Rush are pictured returning the recovered stolen watch to a family member. (Photo credit Northants Police).

PC Mark Edkins from the Northamptonshire West Burglary Team.team said: “The impact of a burglary is significant regardless of what has been stolen, but the theft of items of sentimental value can greatly add to the distress caused.

“My colleagues and I were really pleased to be able to return the watch, which had belonged to a relative who recently passed away, and I hope this has brought the family a little festive cheer during what has been a difficult year for many people.”

Officers returned the watch, with a Christmas Card from the team, in a presentation box kindly donated by Michael Jones Jewellers in Northampton.