Home ransacked during holiday

Wendy Krievens and her husband Tony
Wendy Krievens and her husband Tony

A DEVASTATED couple have told how their wedding mementos were trashed by burglars.

Intruders stamped on Wendy Krievens’ tiara from her big day ten years ago as they ransacked her home.

She was hoping to pass it onto future generations.

The thieves also stole Christmas presents from their children during the break-in at their home during the royal wedding bank holiday weekend.

Husband Anthony Krievens, 43, of Duke of York Avenue, Portobello, said: “It’s our home. It is something we have worked for and someone has come in and basically violated it. To me, it’s disgusting.

“I can’t class it as my own home any more. I just want to get out of the place. It’s not my sanctuary any more.”

Mum-of-two Mrs Krievens, 41, spoke of her heartbreak after returning from a family holiday to find her cherished wedding tiara flattened on the floor.

She said: “I kept all these cards from my wedding and they’ve been through them and just chucked them all over the floor.”

The couple now feel like prisoners in their own home. They take turns to go out to work to make sure the property is protected.

She added: “We have no quality of life any more. We constantly feel sick all the time.”

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the burglary, which happened sometime between 11am on Friday and 1pm on Saturday.

Property stolen included a Philips surround-sound system, a TV, Play Station 3 and Nintendo Wii consoles with games, a Dewalt cordless drill, a mobile phone and a Foster’s tin containing £30.

Anyone with any information should contact Wakefield CID on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.