Humberside

Woman 'delighted' as stolen husband's ashes returned

A planter of roses containing a man's ashes which was stolen from his widow's garden in Hull has been returned.

The pot of pink and red blooms was taken from the back garden of a house in the Newtondale area of the city last weekend.

Following a call from a member of the public it was found nearby on Thursday afternoon, Humberside Police said.

The 67-year-old widow was said to be "delighted" by its safe return.

PC Rich West, of Humberside Police, said: "I am very pleased that we have been able to return the planter to its rightful owner, she had been very upset about the theft."

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