Car stolen from widow as she attended funeral recovered

Posted On 24 Apr 2015 at 9:15 am

Police have recovered the grey Kia Ceed car stolen when a Brighton woman’s home was burgled as she attended her late husband’s funeral.

The vehicle, registration BJ09 YBK, was found in the car park at Wiltshire Court, off Lavender Street, Brighton, on Wednesday (22 April).

It had been taken using keys stolen during a burglary at Paula Palmer’s home in Barnett Road, Hollingdean, on Friday 17 April.

Thieves raided the property and stole thousands of pounds worth of cash and jewellery.

Detective Constable Richard Valder-Davis, of Brighton CID, said: “The car was found some considerable distance from where it was stolen.

“We are hoping that someone may have noticed it being driven in Brighton or saw it being parked.

“Anyone who did so, or who may have other information relating to this crime, is asked to get in touch as soon as possible.”

They can do so by phoning Sussex Police on 101 or emailing

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555111.

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