Ashes casket is found at roadside

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In January, Humberside Police received a call from a member of the public who reported that a small ashes casket had been left on top of the ground by the side of the Weel Road, Tickton.

An officer attended and collected the casket from the roadside. Since then she has endeavoured to return the ashes to the rightful owner. However, this has proved a fruitless task and we are now appealing for anyone who can claim them as their property to come forward. The Officer does not want to ‘dispose’ of the casket without exploring every avenue to return them to the owner.

The ashes casket is not believed to have been placed there deliberately as no attempt to bury them had been made. It is thought that they may have been disposed of by someone other than the owner.

The casket is a small wooden box with a metal plaque with the words ’Sascha’ along with the dates of birth and death inscribed on the top. Humberside Police spokesperson states, ‘The ashes are believed to be those of a beloved pet and we are appealing for someone to identify and claim them.’

Anyone who can identify the casket is asked to call Humberside Police on the non-emergency telephone number 101 and quote log 384 of 26/01/2014.

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