Schoolgirl statue thieves "Have no shame"

PUBLISHED: 13:01 15 March 2010 | UPDATED: 07:35 30 May 2010

A STATUE serving as a memorial to a 15-year-old girl who died in a car crash has been stolen from the grounds of Felsted School. Camilla Hamilton, who lived in the village, died when a car she was travelling in crashed in Pebmarsh in June 2003. The school

A STATUE serving as a memorial to a 15-year-old girl who died in a car crash has been stolen from the grounds of Felsted School.

Camilla Hamilton, who lived in the village, died when a car she was travelling in crashed in Pebmarsh in June 2003.

The school and its surrounding community have been left shocked and horrified by the theft and have demanded that the bronze statue be put back.

School headteacher Mike Walker said: "This not just the loss of the worth of the bronze, it is worth far more for its sentimental value. It really is a matter of huge significance to those affected."

The statue was paid for by donations to a memorial fund and was an action figure of Camilla playing hockey, a sport she represented the school at many times.

Disgusted residents have made their feelings known and are angry that thieves have reached such a low point.

Dunmow High Street resident Kevin Moss said: "I am sure that I speak for virtually the entire community in saying that I am absolutely horrified to hear about Camilla Hamilton's beautiful statue being stolen.

"Is there no shame? Have people's standards reached such a low point? A tribute to a beautiful daughter has been stolen by people with no conscience."

Anyone with any information can contact Essex Police on 0300 333 4444.

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