'It is the only thing that cannot be replaced': Watch with sentimental value stolen in Bolton burglary

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Paul had his watch, which holds significant sentimental value to him, stolen from his house in a burglary
Paul had his watch, which holds significant sentimental value to him, stolen from his house in a burglary

A man has spoken of his sadness after his precious watch was stolen in a burglary.

Paul Richardson, who lives in Morris Green, woke on Wednesday morning to find someone had broken into his home and stolen precious items, including his Michael Kors watch, which was given to him from his late stepdad.

Other goods such as game consoles were also taken during the burglary.

Paul, 29, said: “Me, my partner and my daughter were asleep upstairs when someone broke the lock on the front door and stole some items.

“It was a grab and rush.”

The Bolton News: Paul's watch was given to him by his stepdad before he passed away.
The Bolton News: Paul's watch was given to him by his stepdad before he passed away.

Paul's watch was given to him by his stepdad before he passed away.

He added: “Mainly games consoles were stolen, but they must have come across the watch on the kitchen table, because I wear it every day and that’s where I leave it.”

Paul described how important the watch is to him.

He said: “It is the only thing that cannot be replaced. The other things can be replaced, but this can’t.

“My stepdad gave it to me two months before he passed away in 2019.”

The Michael Kors watch was silver and gold and had “love from Farnworth” inscribed on it.

The Bolton News: He said the watch
The Bolton News: He said the watch

He said the watch "cannot be replaced"

Paul added: “The insurance company said the watch can be replaced in the quote, but it’s not the watch that’s the point, it’s the memory.”

Greater Manchester Police said no arrests have been made in relation to the case with enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information can report it online at www.gmp.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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