Bride-to-be’s rings stolen in burglary

Catherine Evans and Callum Yates are upset after their wedding rings were stolen in a burglary at Catherine's dad's house
Catherine Evans and Callum Yates are upset after their wedding rings were stolen in a burglary at Catherine's dad's house
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A bride-to-be has been left heartbroken after her wedding ring was stolen from her father’s house just eight weeks before her big day.

The rings were taken along with two others from the house on Santon Close, Wesham, at the weekend, as well as two laptops, a wallet, a diary and a cassette player.

Martin Evans' Wesham  home was broken into and his daughter's wedding rings, worth �800 were stolen along with several other items.

Martin Evans' Wesham home was broken into and his daughter's wedding rings, worth �800 were stolen along with several other items.

Home owner Martin Evans was visiting his daughter Catherine and her fiancé Callum Yates at their home in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester. He returned at 8.30pm on Monday to find his house had been ransacked.

Miss Evans, 20, said: “My first thought was about the wedding dress when dad phoned me, and then I just cried.

“There was so obviously a wedding coming up with the rings and the dress in the room, and whoever has done this has taken them without giving it a second thought.

“It’s heartless.”

The rings were palladium rings, worth a total of £800.

Miss Evans said the couple would now have to buy a cheaper set of rings.

Mr Evans’ rose gold wedding ring, which was engraved with his and his ex-wife’s initials and the date of their wedding was also taken in the burglary.

He said: “I came home and looked at the table in the hallway and thought, ‘I don’t remember leaving all that mess on there.’ Then I looked down and saw the drawers had been pulled out and emptied all over the floor.

“My first thought was about the rings upstairs.”

Mr Evans, 53, said it was strange how the burglar, who is believed to have entered the house through a back patio door, took a cassette player which had no financial value but was heaped in sentiment.

“We bought it for my dad so he could listen to his classical tapes while he was in a hospice before he died,” he said.

Police have confirmed they have launched an investigation into the incident.