Family of Scarborough's Thalia Beau-Wright plea for return of stolen butterflies from her memorial

The family of Scarborough’s Thalia Beau-Wright have spoken of their heartbreak after three butterflies went missing from the little girl’s memorial.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 10:35 am
Butterfly memorials have been stolen from Thalia’s resting place.

The solar-powered light-up decorations were at five-year-old Thalia’s resting place at Woodlands Cemetery. She died of cardiomyopathy.

The candles were on tall sticks and changed colour, and were last seen on Wednesday February 24.

Thalia’s grandma Christine Johnson said: “One of my best friends bought these for her. They’ve never moved in any strong winds or weather. They are stuck deep into the ground.”

She said no other ornaments have moved or been damaged so thinks it is unlikely the butterflies have blown away.

“Can we please get them back where they belong?”

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