‘Heartache’ of theft from grave

POLICE are investigating the theft of momentoes for a second time from the same child’s grave in Jedburgh’s Castlegate Cemetery.

A police spokesman said the theft of solar lights and toys , which happened between August 15 and 28, had caused “huge upset and heartache to the family concerned”.

And there has been a similar incident at a grave in Kelso’s main cemetery.

Stephen Todd died in August, 2002, aged 30, and his widow, Pauline, children and parents have marked the anniversary every year since with lights, candles and flowers.

Mrs Todd told us: “The lights and candles were taken sometime between August 10 and 14, and I think it’s pretty despicable if someone has stolen them, as it has caused a lot of upset for our family.”

Scottish Borders Council has confirmed its staff was not responsible for the removal of the items from either the Kelso grave or the one at Jedburgh.