THE ashes of a dead mother have still not been found as police ramp up their investigation. 

The theft took place at The Queen's Head in Burley between 7.25pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, December 6. 

Entry into the vehicle was made through a rear passenger window and two large luggage cases were stolen. In addition to clothes, shoes, perfume, bracelet, and a memory foam pillow, the ashes of the victim's mother were also in the case and have not been located yet.

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Police are appealing to the public to let them know if they see any items which may have been discarded.

If anyone was in the area of the theft or may have witnessed anything suspicious or, if there is CCTV of the incident including dash cam or mobile phone footage, contact the police on 101 quoting 44230498965. 

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.