December 10 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Norfolk journalist and BBC weather girl Wendy Hurrell has condemned burglars who stole her late grandmothers’s jewellery from her London home.
Miss Hurrell, who grew up in Filby near Great Yarmouth, took to Twitter to criticise the thieves who broke into her South London home and stole her laptop and camera along with her late grandmother’s jewellery and a number of sentimental photographs.
“So far from understanding how someone can walk into a stranger’s house and just help themselves to stuff they didn’t earn #pathetic”, said the former Anglia weather presenter.
Talking to a national newspaper, Miss Hurrell said: “‘Gold jewellery I had inherited from grandmother who died last year has gone. These are things that have been in my family for generations.
“An eternity ring my grandfather gave my grandmother, which I used to wear, was taken. They have both now passed away so it really is quite upsetting.”
“It really is a reminder that burglary can happen to anyone at any time. You always think these things only happen to other people.”
Miss Hurrell, who presents the weather on BBC London, worked for the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Advertiser before moving into television.
She also set up and edited The Filby Journal, a community newspaper for covering the Broadland village.
It is believed the 31-year-old’s London home was broken into last weekend when she posted a string of scathing messages on Twitter, using the social media site to call out the thieves as ‘pathetic’.
“Tonnes of irreplaceable pictures from my laptop, gone. Jewellery belonging to my late-Grandmother, gone,” she tweeted.
“Worthless laptop with priceless pictures.”
The presenter also joked that stealing the objects would backfire on the burglars.
“Hey robbers - that laptop you took from my house will self-combust in 5,4,3,” she said.
“And the camera? It’s watching you...
“As for the ring, well - you saw what it did to Gollum...”
Later, she revealed the burglars got into the property through an open window.
“Bet the folk calling me dumb for accidentally leaving a window ajar for ventilation have been to check all theirs. I hope so #onlyhuman,” she said, on Twitter.