Greater Manchester Police is asking for the public’s help after a cremation urn was stolen from a tram stop on the Bury line.

The urn was stolen from Bowker Vale tram stop on Tuesday, June 18, after it was accidentally left in a carrier bag on the outbound platform.

However, the bag has not been returned or handed in as lost property, Greater Manchester Police say.

Now, police are urging anyone with information about the incident or location of the urn – which is understood to have a dark design with stars and a moon on it – to come forward.

Greater Manchester Police shared this picture of an urn in its appealGreater Manchester Police shared this picture of an urn in its appeal (Image: GMP)

In a post on the force’s Bury South page, Greater Manchester Police said: “Whilst the urn holds some monetary value, the true significant value is to the family, so they can properly place their loved one to rest, Greater Manchester Police are appealing to anyone who may have information about this incident or the location of the urn to come forward.

“We would also like to speak to two males (pictures attached), who may be able to assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information or knowledge of the incident should contact GMP on 101, quoting log 3447 or 18/06/2024, or can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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