Mother and daughter, 9, left shaken by ‘horrible’ burglary

Diane McNally and daughter Charlotte at their Waddesdon home
Diane McNally and daughter Charlotte at their Waddesdon home

A young girl was left frightened to return to her home after burglars ransacked it and took irreplaceable wedding jewellery.

Diane McNally returned from her last day at work to find engagement and wedding rings from her previous marriage had been taken from her Waddesdon home, along with her nine-year-old daughter Charlotte’s Christmas and birthday money and an iPad.

Ms McNally said it has been a ‘traumatic’ experience for them both.

She said: “For me it’s bad enough, but my daughter was just frightened to come back home.

“It has upset me because it is her items that have gone.

“The rings were something I was going to pass on to her.”

Ms McNally, a social worker, had just said goodbye to colleagues as she prepares to move north to be closer to her family when she returned to find her home turned upside down,

The 47 year old said: “Saying goodbye was emotional, and then to come home to that, I really felt I had been pushed to the limit.

“Luckily my daughter wasn’t with me at the time.

“It was a horrible when I came in.

“The back door slammed and I knew something was wrong.

“A neighbour came into the house with me because it was just horrible to see everything upturned.

“You just never think it will happen to you.”

The engagement ring, eternity ring and wedding ring that were stolen were all gold ruby.

The burglary happened between 8.15am and 6pm on January 9 in Baker Street.

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101.