Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Thieves Steal Gifts from a Baby's Grave; Parents Outraged and Upset by Theft

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Thieves Steal Gifts from a Baby's Grave; Parents Outraged and Upset by Theft

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Byline: Andrew Korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au

A COUPLE who lost their first child at birth was dealt another cruel blow when someone stole gifts from the baby's grave.

Ian Broadbent and his partner Salu aSharona Faatuli buried their son, Urban at the Goodna Cemetery following a memorial service at Heritage Park Chapel on October 12.

The grieving couple returned to the grave the following Saturday and Sunday, but were unable to go back on Monday.

It was on Tuesday this week that they discovered the theft of several stuffed toys that had been given as gifts to the baby from loved ones.

Mr Broadbent said he failed to understand why anyone would want to steal from a grave site, let alone that of a child.

aI was that angry when I found out about this last Tuesday,a he said.

aWe just think that our child deserves better than this. You just don't take things from a grave a especially an infant's grave a it is disrespectful.a

Little Urban passed away shortly before his birth on September 30 due to a knot that formed in his umbilical cord. …

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