Champagne-guzzling thieves steal memory box from mum whose newborn died suddenly

Heartless burglars stole a memory box which contained the footprints of a tragic newborn baby who died at seven weeks to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Cheyenne Flewitt, 23, lost her son Ezekiel in late October but had the box made with the prints of her tot's hands and feet made to hold treasured items.

But she returned home on Saturday morning to find the property had been burgled, and the precious memory box had been taken.

The yobs also downed a bottle of champagne and nicked a Wii console from the address in Ipswich, Suffolk.

"I wouldn't have cared if they had taken anything else I really wouldn't. I just don't understand what kind of person would do that," Cheyenne said today.

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"The stuff in there really is worthless to anyone else, you can't sell it on and it's made of plastic so why would you take it.

"They chose to go through a box that clearly belonged to bereaved parents."

The memory box, given to the grieving parents by the Chapel of Rest in Ipswich, is yellow with two butterflies on the inside.

It contained a candle, a glass angel, a Guess How Much I Love You book as well as photographs of the baby with family members and his mother.

Cheyenne told Ipswich Star : "They left his stuff scattered across the sofa and had even gone through the fridge and drunk a bottle of champagne.

"I was horrified. I noticed that they had chucked his last outfit he was wearing on the floor like it was nothing."

Now the mum, who also has a three-year-old boy, has appealed for help finding the box.

Suffolk Police are also investigating the burglary.

But Cheyenne cannot remember if she had locked the door of the house or whether the burglars could have gained access another way.

Writing on social media, she said: "I'm in absolute pieces over this, my heart hurts so much I need that box back."

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