A WOMAN has been left distraught after a glass lantern containing her mum's ashes was smashed as a vandal hurled a gym weight through a house window.

A weight plate and metal tube were thrown through the living room window of Lynsey Andrew's property on Robsinson Place in Fingerpost.

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The weight went on to hit a glass lantern, which contained the ashes of Lynsey's mum Carol who passed away following illness earlier this year, aged 49.

Mum Lynsey, 28, who lives with her nine-year-old son, has been left devastated by the incident which happened on the evening of Saturday, November 30.

"We went out at 7.05pm and it happened at 7.21pm," said Lynsey, who has been left shaken by the incident.

"My settee is normally underneath that window.

"My mum only died a few months ago. I have had to fork out to secure my house.

"That was the last thing I had of my mum."

Lynsey has reported the incident to the police, who have appealed for information.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "We received a report at 10.10pm on that a ground floor window of a house on Robinson Place had been smashed sometime between 7pm and 10pm that day.

"A hollow metal tube and weight plate were recovered from inside the premises, and are believed to have been thrown through the window causing the damage."

  • Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC , call 101 quoting incident reference 19100697983 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.