Leeds bride-to-be’s appeal to recover ring

Toni-Louise Cullinane.

Toni-Louise Cullinane.

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A bride-to-be has expressed her devastation after her “priceless,” sentimental wedding ring given to her by her father was stolen in a burglary.

Toni-Louise Cullinane returned to her home Friday in Holbeck with her partner to find her house had been ransacked, with several precious items taken.

These included a bracelet she received for her 18th birthday and a ring given to her by her Nan when she passed away.

But it is her father’s ring Miss Cullinane is so desperate to get back.

Miss Cullinane said: “It’s very precious to me. It is not worth a lot but to me it’s completely priceless. When I got engaged to my partner last year, my Dad gave me this ring so I could wear it at my wedding next March. It is not just my memories that are attached to it, it’s got my Dad’s memories attached to it as well – the ring was given to him on his 21st birthday from his only sister. I rang my home insurance company and as soon as I got to the bit about my Dad’s ring, I burst into tears. I feel very empty and hollow.”

The ring is described as a man’s gold ring of quite a large size, with a plain band and a flat oval face, with the initials ‘RM’ inscribed on the face.

Miss Cullinane’s Nan’s ring is described as a tarnished silver colour, with a man’s face embossed in it.

The break in has left Miss Cullinane very shaken, “I cannot stop picturing someone in my house,” she said.

“I would appeal to any Yorkshire Evening Post readers who may have been offered this ring to help return it to me in time for my wedding.”

Detective Constable Neil Masheder, of Leeds District CID said: “We have been conducting house to house and CCTV enquiries following this burglary in which a significant amount of property was stolen, including a number of items of jewellery of sentimental value to the victim. We would urge anyone with information about this burglary or who has been offered such jewellery for sale, to please contact Leeds District CID via 101.”

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