Burglars steal baby's clothes

AN Essex mother has spoken of her devastation after burglars ransacked her home and stole a variety of items - including her four-week-old baby's clothes.

Roddy Ashworth

AN Essex mother has spoken of her devastation after burglars ransacked her home and stole a variety of items - including her four-week-old baby's clothes.

Kirsty Beasley was staying with her mother on Friday night when thieves broke into her property in Albert Street, Harwich, through a ground floor bathroom window.

Having gained access to the house, they rifled through her and her family's belongings before making off with a haul including cash, jewellery, two televisions, computer games and children's clothing.


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The 27-year-old mother of five only found out about the raid when she returned home at lunchtime on Saturday.

She said her children - Tyler, 6, Aidan, 4, Thomas, 3, Drew, 18 months and four-week-old Cory - had all had belongings stolen in the raid.

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“I walked in and went to my bedroom. My clothes were everywhere, they had gone through everything, all the drawers, everything,” Ms Beasley said. “They even went through my underwear.

“They took my wedding ring, jewellery my nan had given me and even some jewellery my great-grandmother, who died a few years ago, had given me. They took things that are of great sentimental value and can't be replaced.

“They took the kids' consoles and games, the TVs, the Sky boxes, the Wii, an IPOD Nano, the kids' mp3 players, everything.

“My boys' pictures were thrown all over the living room floor, and they've rummaged through everywhere.

“I'm still working out what has been stolen.

“What upsets me most is the baby clothes. He's only four-weeks old and he hasn't done anything to anyone.

“This comes on top of everything I've had to go through over the last few months. My husband left me in August, I've had the baby, last week we had to put down our dog of 14 years down and now this.

“The kids are very upset. I have to keep explaining the people who did this won't come back.

“I want these people caught. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.”

Yesterday investigating police officer Det Con Tim Coyles said: “These thieves really have no hearts.

“The young children have been deprived of their entertainment just at the start of the school holidays, but even more astonishing is that Kirsty's four-week-old baby's clothes were also stolen.

“We would like to focus peoples' minds on that Friday night, or early Saturday morning, and ask them to contact us if they saw anybody acting suspiciously near the railway line.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives at Clacton police station on 0300 333 4444.

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