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COLERAINE : Mystery Of The Stolen Roses

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Joyce Sharkey from Coleraine at her parants grave at Coleraine Cementry.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

PICTURES : MARK JAMIESON

A Coleraine woman has hit out at ‘heartless’ thieves who repeatedly steal flowers she leaves on the grave of her beloved mother.

Sixty nine year old Joyce Sharkey says bunches of her mum’s favourite yellow roses have been pinched on four different occasions in the last few weeks from Coleraine cemetery.

“These thieves really are the lowest of the low ,”says Joyce. “I don’t know why they’re doing it. But I have looked around other graves and I haven’t seen the flowers anywhere else.

“So I reckon the thieves must be taking the flowers home. Workers at the cemetery have told me they will keep an eye on the grave but there’s little chance of them catching anyone.”

Joyce is a regular visitor to the grave of her mother Mary Maguire who died in 2009.

She says: “Mum really loved yellow roses but they always disappear within hours of me putting them on her grave. ”

Last month the roses which usually cost Joyce £15 a time were taken on Mrs Maguire’s birthday on St Valentine’s Day – and ten days later another bunch vanished.

“I replaced them with another bunch of roses but they were also stolen,”says Joyce who on Mother’s Day took carnations and tulips to the cemetery.

“I didn’t want the flowers to be stolen on such a special occasion. And sure enough the tulips and carnations were left alone. “But I’m saddened that I won’t be able to leave my mum’s favourite roses on her grave any more.

Joyce Sharkey’s late parants Jim and Mary Maguire Maguire.

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