Historic Meltham mayoral chain stolen in late night house burglary
Thieves have stolen a valuable mayoral chain.
The ceremonial, "high value" part gold piece was amongst several items taken by burglars who ransacked the home of Meltham mayor Pat Maxfield late last night.
Her 64 reg plate silver BMW M3 sport car, other pieces of jewellery and a money box have also been stolen.
Pat, who became mayor in May, has been left "devastated" by the theft of the distinctive chain, which is branded with the council's logo and was kept in a brown leather case .
"I'm just devastated", she said.
"I'd been out babysitting and returned... read more