Sick thieves steal memorial to stillborn baby from Peacehaven

Sick thieves steal memorial to stillborn baby

Sick thieves steal memorial to stillborn baby

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Heartless thieves have stolen the memorial to a stillborn baby girl in a sickening theft.

Sussex Police are appealing for information after a memorial to a baby girl was stolen in Telscombe Cliffs.

A white Arum lily had been planted in a rippled stone pot six years ago by a family in memory of their stillborn daughter.

The pot and four foot plant were taken from the front garden of a home in Telscombe Cliffs Way between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday.

PC Anna Batchelor said: "This is a particularly upsetting crime for the victims.

"They desperately want the plant to be returned to them and are appealing to anyone who can help them get it back.

"Please keep a look out for the plant and the pot and contact us if you see them."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1206 of 11/07, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk

 

 

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12:50pm Wed 16 Jul 14

RussellR says...

The item does not say that the lily and pot were marked in any way that it was a memorial.

So it seems a little unfair of The Argus to say that the thieves were sick and heartless.

I'm certainly not saying that this makes the theft right - and the owners must certainly feel the loss - but the emotive headline and first line of the item are over the top.
The item does not say that the lily and pot were marked in any way that it was a memorial. So it seems a little unfair of The Argus to say that the thieves were sick and heartless. I'm certainly not saying that this makes the theft right - and the owners must certainly feel the loss - but the emotive headline and first line of the item are over the top. RussellR
  • Score: 16

1:06pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Withdean-er says...

If it's there to be stolen, unfortunately there is a lowlife part of society, thankfully a small minority, that will. They think nothing of taking what others own and have paid for. With sentencing seemingly rising over the years, with a larger prison population bearing this out, hopefully more and more of this scum end up locked away. CCTV and other technologies make their detection all the more likely. Although this theft was small, it's symptomatic of the human vermin that's about.
If it's there to be stolen, unfortunately there is a lowlife part of society, thankfully a small minority, that will. They think nothing of taking what others own and have paid for. With sentencing seemingly rising over the years, with a larger prison population bearing this out, hopefully more and more of this scum end up locked away. CCTV and other technologies make their detection all the more likely. Although this theft was small, it's symptomatic of the human vermin that's about. Withdean-er
  • Score: -1

1:07pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

I'm sickened for the family.

It is quite possible that the thieves knew the significance of that delightful lily.

Let's hope that a replacement is soon decided upon, for all concerned.
I'm sickened for the family. It is quite possible that the thieves knew the significance of that delightful lily. Let's hope that a replacement is soon decided upon, for all concerned. stevo!!
  • Score: -17

1:39pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

stevo!! wrote:
I'm sickened for the family.

It is quite possible that the thieves knew the significance of that delightful lily.

Let's hope that a replacement is soon decided upon, for all concerned.
It looks like four sick people are happy that the family is suffering.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I'm sickened for the family. It is quite possible that the thieves knew the significance of that delightful lily. Let's hope that a replacement is soon decided upon, for all concerned.[/p][/quote]It looks like four sick people are happy that the family is suffering. stevo!!
  • Score: -34

2:21pm Wed 16 Jul 14

spa301 says...

Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.
Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment. spa301
  • Score: 11

2:31pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Cave Johnson says...

Sick thieves as opposed to the nice ones?
Sick thieves as opposed to the nice ones? Cave Johnson
  • Score: 2

5:03pm Wed 16 Jul 14

spurious warnings says...

spa301 wrote:
Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.
and now it's 12...
gee Stevo, think maybe readers are trying to tell you something? But I guess your Narcissistic Personality Disorder will prevent you from seeing this
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.[/p][/quote]and now it's 12... gee Stevo, think maybe readers are trying to tell you something? But I guess your Narcissistic Personality Disorder will prevent you from seeing this spurious warnings
  • Score: 7

5:17pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

spurious warnings wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.
and now it's 12...
gee Stevo, think maybe readers are trying to tell you something? But I guess your Narcissistic Personality Disorder will prevent you from seeing this
I view thumbs down as a sign that people are telling me I'm right.

If I were wrong, they'd argue against my comments. They don't, which means they cannot.

I'm not sure when you acquired the right to diagnose people you've never met, but I suspect that you're the one with NPD, seeing as you're continually projecting it onto other.

Let's see what it is, shall we? "Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and to others in the process."

For you to diagnose that, you have to prove those are the reasons behind someone's actions and sayings, and that they are unaware of any 'damage' thus caused.

I look forward to you pointing out examples of that, but we both know that your intellectual inadequacy and raging anger at your intellectual superiors are the reasons why you make the accusation.

Prove me right any time you choose ;-)
[quote][p][bold]spurious warnings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.[/p][/quote]and now it's 12... gee Stevo, think maybe readers are trying to tell you something? But I guess your Narcissistic Personality Disorder will prevent you from seeing this[/p][/quote]I view thumbs down as a sign that people are telling me I'm right. If I were wrong, they'd argue against my comments. They don't, which means they cannot. I'm not sure when you acquired the right to diagnose people you've never met, but I suspect that you're the one with NPD, seeing as you're continually projecting it onto other. Let's see what it is, shall we? "Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and to others in the process." For you to diagnose that, you have to prove those are the reasons behind someone's actions and sayings, and that they are unaware of any 'damage' thus caused. I look forward to you pointing out examples of that, but we both know that your intellectual inadequacy and raging anger at your intellectual superiors are the reasons why you make the accusation. Prove me right any time you choose ;-) stevo!!
  • Score: -18

5:39pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Brightonian56 says...

spurious warnings wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.
and now it's 12...
gee Stevo, think maybe readers are trying to tell you something? But I guess your Narcissistic Personality Disorder will prevent you from seeing this
Stevo's disillusionment is only overshadowed by his arrogance, I don't give him the satisfaction of voting either way. Just ignore him. It's the best way of dealing with trolls
[quote][p][bold]spurious warnings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.[/p][/quote]and now it's 12... gee Stevo, think maybe readers are trying to tell you something? But I guess your Narcissistic Personality Disorder will prevent you from seeing this[/p][/quote]Stevo's disillusionment is only overshadowed by his arrogance, I don't give him the satisfaction of voting either way. Just ignore him. It's the best way of dealing with trolls Brightonian56
  • Score: 8

5:40pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Brightonian56 wrote:
spurious warnings wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.
and now it's 12...
gee Stevo, think maybe readers are trying to tell you something? But I guess your Narcissistic Personality Disorder will prevent you from seeing this
Stevo's disillusionment is only overshadowed by his arrogance, I don't give him the satisfaction of voting either way. Just ignore him. It's the best way of dealing with trolls
Trolls don't discuss topics from a realistic standpoint.

Trolls post comments that detract from topics......just like you did.

HTH
[quote][p][bold]Brightonian56[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spurious warnings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Looks like 7 now stevo. However it's possible they're actually sick of you rather than your comment.[/p][/quote]and now it's 12... gee Stevo, think maybe readers are trying to tell you something? But I guess your Narcissistic Personality Disorder will prevent you from seeing this[/p][/quote]Stevo's disillusionment is only overshadowed by his arrogance, I don't give him the satisfaction of voting either way. Just ignore him. It's the best way of dealing with trolls[/p][/quote]Trolls don't discuss topics from a realistic standpoint. Trolls post comments that detract from topics......just like you did. HTH stevo!!
  • Score: -16

6:18pm Wed 16 Jul 14

NathanAdler says...

I hope the thieves die in a locked car on fire.
I hope the thieves die in a locked car on fire. NathanAdler
  • Score: 6

6:26pm Wed 16 Jul 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Gee - I don't know - what is wrong with people? What happened to basic decency?
Gee - I don't know - what is wrong with people? What happened to basic decency? B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 6

9:38am Thu 17 Jul 14

Pitviper says...

Why put it in the front garden? there was always a possibility it would be stolen, I would have kept it indoors.
Why put it in the front garden? there was always a possibility it would be stolen, I would have kept it indoors. Pitviper
  • Score: 3

6:36pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Mng*68 says...

We do things " pot plants, trees or lay a stone " in our gardens as a memory for someone who can't be with us .... It's a great sense of continued love we have .... What we don't do is do it for some light fingered person to come along and feel they have a right to take . Losing a loved one can take ages to grieve. Your may never get over it n to lose ,' in this case a flower grown in memory ' must feel like you've suffered that loss again. Everyday this family must have looked at the flower as they entered n left their house, possibly put a little smile on their faces. How crawl n disgusting for someone to just come along and wipe their little happiness they got back from this.
Don't wish harm on anyone ' But karma is a B*tch ' ...
We do things " pot plants, trees or lay a stone " in our gardens as a memory for someone who can't be with us .... It's a great sense of continued love we have .... What we don't do is do it for some light fingered person to come along and feel they have a right to take . Losing a loved one can take ages to grieve. Your may never get over it n to lose ,' in this case a flower grown in memory ' must feel like you've suffered that loss again. Everyday this family must have looked at the flower as they entered n left their house, possibly put a little smile on their faces. How crawl n disgusting for someone to just come along and wipe their little happiness they got back from this. Don't wish harm on anyone ' But karma is a B*tch ' ... Mng*68
  • Score: 1

1:12pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

stevo!! wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I'm sickened for the family.

It is quite possible that the thieves knew the significance of that delightful lily.

Let's hope that a replacement is soon decided upon, for all concerned.
It looks like four sick people are happy that the family is suffering.
Exactly what I though about your comment (quoted below) in regards to the people of Gaza

"Which is exactly what the people of Gaza keep discovering, lol."
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I'm sickened for the family. It is quite possible that the thieves knew the significance of that delightful lily. Let's hope that a replacement is soon decided upon, for all concerned.[/p][/quote]It looks like four sick people are happy that the family is suffering.[/p][/quote]Exactly what I though about your comment (quoted below) in regards to the people of Gaza "Which is exactly what the people of Gaza keep discovering, lol." Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

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