Norwich Books of Remembrance must be found
PUBLISHED: 17:09 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:09 03 January 2018
Copyright: Archant 2018
There are some crimes that seem particularly callous in nature. And the theft of two Books of Remembrance from a Norwich crematorium falls firmly within that category.
The books contain thousands of messages to parents, children, siblings and friends who have died, often written by loved ones in a time of great anguish.
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They are a permanent memorial to that person - and often a place that relatives can visit to pay their respects.
Removing them from the crematorium is unthinkable.
It will cause thousands of families distress, at a time of year when missing a loved one is all the more difficult.
We urge whoever took the books to get in touch with police - they have no value to you.
And for some families, those messages mean everything.