A HEARTBROKEN mum has been left devastated after heartless vandals stole ornaments from her daughter’s grave.

Kirsty Collins lost her daughter Faith three years ago after she was born premature and has kept miniature rabbits and unicorns next to her grave ever since.

However mindless thieves have stolen some of the ornaments twice in the last three months, leaving only one of the items remaining at her West Kilbride Cemetery plot.

Kirsty said: “I go up around three or four times a week and everything was always fine.

“We’ve got loads of little trinkets and ornaments because we don’t have a headstone yet.

“Towards the end of August, I went up and two or three of them were missing, and when I posted online about that had happened, a few other people said it had happened to them as well.

“More stuff was stolen a few weeks ago and I don’t think it is a coincidence it has happened again after I called the people out on social media."

Kirsty has had lots of support from locals, with some saying similar things had happened to their plots at the cemetery.

She said: "I spoke to the men that cut the grass for the council around the cemetery and they hadn’t seen anything.

“People have suggested it might be a fox or another animal, but I am convinced that it is a person that is taking them for whatever reason. The grave was fine for two years and now this has happened twice in three months.”

Kirsty has been left heartbroken by the incidents and is now appealing for help to have the ornaments returned.

She said: “I am absolutely devastated. I have been left at a loss with what to do, we are only left with one ornament now.

“It’s really upsetting and is really disheartening that anyone would do something like this.

“Local have been really kind and have been stopping me in the street to say how terrible it all is.

“I am quite wary now about putting more memorials there now. I would normally put a tree up at Christmas with lots of decorations, but now I don’t know if I can do that.

“If anyone has any information then please get in touch, we just want the ornaments back as soon as possible.”

The first incident happened on August 30 and the second on October 13. If you have any information please email editorial@largsnews.co.uk