The pharmacist left for work at 9am yesterday and her partner got home just before 6.30pm to find thieves had used a crowbar to force open a lock and deadlock on the front door of the flat in St Andrews Rd.

They stole a pair of headphones, her passport, a fit bit watch and some jewellery, including a silver swimming medal won by her great-grandfather.

“The medal was hugely important and sentimental to me, but I don’t really care, it’s just stuff,” said Groves, whose sole focus is the return of her babies’ ashes.

“I don’t care about anything else. I just want the trinket box back.”

The burglary was reported to the police.