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Man charged after ashes stolen in burglary

By Jordan Reynolds | South Staffordshire | Crime | Published:

A man has been charged with burglary after a man's ashes were allegedly stolen from a home.

Wolverhampton Crown Court

The wooden box containing the ashes was reported to have been taken along with cash and jewellery from a house in Bobbington, South Staffordshire, on June 20.

The casket was later found at the roadside after being allegedly thrown from a car.

Simon Murphy, 29, of Plym Close, Wednesfield, has been charged with a burglary on Six Ashes Road in Bobbington and a burglary on Ganton Road in Walsall, both on June 20.

He has been remanded into custody and is next due to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on August 8.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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