Items stolen from baby’s graveside

A MUM has been left devastated after heartless thieves stole items left on her baby son’s grave.

Kelly Mains, 34, was heartbroken when she visited the grave of her son, Stuart who died aged just five-days-old, to find that a silver plated train with two carriages and a silver dummy had been snatched.

Kelly and her partner, Stuart Carberry, 34, a scrap dealer, are now pleading with the callous thieves to dig into their conscience and return the items.

Kelly, who lives in Cornwall Crescent, in Billingham, has just given birth to another baby, Billy Carberry, and only returned home on Saturday.

She had not been able to visit the grave, at Cowpen Lane Cemetery, in Low Grange, Billingham, until then and says she believes this is when the theft has taken place.

“It’s disgusting,” said Kelly, who is currently unemployed. “I’m shocked, angry and upset.

“I just can’t believe someone would do something like this.”

Baby Stuart was born on April 23 last year, but passed away just five days later after suffering with bowel problems.

Kelly said she is now scared to leave a present for Stuart at the youngster’s grave on his birthday in case the thieves return.

She added: “I don’t really want to put anything down in case it goes missing again, but I can’t put nothing down.

“It’s awful that I’m even having to think like this.”

Police are now appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Rebecca O’Connell, of Cleveland Police, on the non-emergency 101 number or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.