Wedding rings stolen in Selsey burglary

The wedding rings  stolen from Wellington Gardens in Selsey

The wedding rings stolen from Wellington Gardens in Selsey

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A COUPLE’S wedding rings were stolen during a distraction burglary in Selsey.

The 49-year-old victim was visited at his home in Wellington Gardens on August 12 around 1pm by a man who offered to do work on his driveway or roof and kept him talking for several minutes.

When the man left, the victim discovered that the wedding rings of him and his partner that he was preparing to photograph had been taken from the dining room table.

The rings were platinum wedding rings with a beading design around the entire edge.

The couple are Pagans and the rings are to mark the end of their handfasting, the period of a year and a day after their original ceremony when they can either choose to marry or split up.

Sussex Police said it was believed the first thief distracted the victim while a second thief went through the home’s back door to steal the rings.

Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 688 of August 12 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.