Hereford & Worcester

Evesham offer to buy back stolen 64-piece dinner set

The owner of a stolen 64-piece dinner set is appealing for the customer who bought it from a Worcestershire charity shop to let her buy it back.

Kelly Winkley was given the china for her birthday and had stored it in its packaging in the boot of her car parked overnight in Northwick Road, Evesham.

On Thursday she discovered most of the pieces had been taken except the bowls.

Her mother said she saw the missing items in the town's Vale Wildlife charity shop but they had been sold.

The white china, decorated with black lettering, was stolen from the boot of Mrs Winkley's green Audi A2 some time between 1830 BST on Wednesday and 1130 BST on Thursday, police said.

Bowl match

Mrs Winkley said: "When my mum rang to say she had found a dinner service I couldn't believe it and told her I had just had a brand new one stolen.

"I took one of the remaining bowls round to her and she said it matched the set she had found and that that set had been missing the items left in the boot of my car."

They contacted the charity shop in Vine Street but the china had already been sold.

"I am now appealing for whoever bought the set to please contact me as I would love to buy it back from them. I know they had nothing to do with the theft and bought it in good faith," Mrs Winkley said.

Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police.

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