Grave-robbed cherubs found in Hartlepool after being stolen from cemetery

Stolen cherubs back home.
Stolen cherubs back home.

A pair of cherubs stolen from a Hartlepool cemetery are back with their owners following an appeal from police.

The stone cherubs, one male and one female, were taken from Stranton Cemetery in Brierton Lane earlier this month.

Thanks to information from the public the police have traced the cherubs, along with what they believe to be other items stolen from the cemetery.

A spokesman for Hartlepool Police said: “We would like to thank members of the public for the information we have received.

“As a result of this information the stolen cherubs have been recovered from an address in the Rossmere area of Hartlepool and have been re-united with their owners.

“An adult female has been arrested in connection with this offence and is helping with our enquiries.

“As a result of our investigation a number of other ornaments have also been recovered, which are also believed to have been stolen from Stranton Cemetery within the last two to three weeks.”