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Burglars target house the day after a man died there

Two suspects have been arrested after burglars targeted the house of a man who had died the day before.

Emergency services were called to Goodacre Street, Mansfield, on 27 January, following reports of a sudden death.

Funeral directors attended the property to remove the body of the man, whose death is not thought to be suspicious.

Officers then returned to the address with the man’s family the following day (28 January) to find that the house had been broken into overnight.

Jewellery was taken from inside the property during the burglary, which happened at some point between 11.30 pm on 27 January and 10 am on 28 January.

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A 42-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman have both since been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Detective Inspector Paul Lefford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Burglary is an incredibly invasive crime but particularly so in this case, what with it coming so soon after the homeowner’s passing.

“The victim’s family are understandably very distressed that their loved one’s home has been broken into.

“As a force, we’re absolutely committed to making reports of this nature a rarity, as we understand the impact these invasive crimes can have on people.

“We have arrested two suspects in connection with this incident, but our inquiries are still ongoing.

“With this in mind, we’d ask anyone with any information to get in touch with us by calling 101, quoting incident 216 of 27 January 2023.”

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