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EXCLUSIVE: Cruel thieves steal Wirral baby's Christening presents
A WIRRAL mum was left heartbroken after cruel thieves stole her baby daughter's Christening gifts.
Jade Newton, from Upton, was devastated to discover that hundreds of pounds worth of presents and cards had been taken from her car overnight following the special occasion.
The 21-year-old and her partner Mark Ikin had held six-month-old Rebecca’s Christening on Sunday and had left her gifts in their car after arriving home at around 7.30pm.
They had planned to bring them into the house the following day but instead were greeted with an empty car which had been broken into.
Among the heartfelt presents taken by the thieves were an engraved moneybox and a heart-shaped trinket.
Items such as clothes and baby books were also stolen as well as cards containing hundreds of pounds in cash.
And Jade is desperate to be reunited with the gifts so she can show her daughter the memories of her special day in the future.
She said: "The presents were all locked in the car overnight and we were going to bring them all in this morning to sort out.
"There were some really lovely, personalised things which people had put a lot of thought into buying.
"Every single card was taken as well – some of which contained cash – and now we don’t have one christening card for Rebecca which is very sad.
"We don't have anything to show her in years to come and a lot of sentimental value has been lost."
The break-in happened between Sunday night and Monday morning in Sycamore Avenue, Upton.
And Jade is appealing to Globe readers to keep their eyes open for any second-hand baby items being sold cheaply.
She added: "We would really like the gifts and cards back just so we have something that marks the day.
"If they’re looking to sell things on, I would urge people to be on the look-out for anyone selling trinkets and baby books cheap.
"I also want to appeal to the thieves to come forward and let us have them back."
A Merseyside Police spokesman, said: "The items were from the owner's daughter's Christening and she was understandably very upset as they had been given to them by friends and family and are of great sentimental value.
"A crime scene investigator examined the car that morning and forensic enquiries are underway.
“A police officer has visited local pawnbrokers to see if the items have turned up and we urge anyone offered goods in suspicious circumstances to report it to the police."