Crocheter 'given up hope' after Jubilee topper stolen
- Credit: Emma Bettis
A heartbroken Norwich woman whose Jubilee post box topper was nabbed under the cover of darkness says she has "given up hope" of ever seeing it again.
Emma Bettis, 37, created the patriotic display in Larkman Lane in the run up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
But after bringing joy to the NR5, the topper was captured on CCTV being taken on the first day of the extended bank holiday.
Devastated Emma shared an appeal to have the crochet masterpiece returned to no avail.
"If I'm honest I've given up hope," she said.
"The messages and comments on social media have given me a sense of faith in our local community. I was shocked by the shares and people really wanting to help find it.
"I was really put off making another after it went missing but I've started working on something else because of how people have responded."
Emma's latest project, a mystery Remembrance crochet creation, is already halfway finished.