Family make emotional appeal after memorial bench to much loved Harlow man is stolen
Crime / Thu 5th Oct 2023 at 12:31pm
A HARLOW family has made an appeal to find a memorial bench that has been stolen from its place in the River Stort.
The bench was installed by the late Romie Quinn in memory of her brother Michael Minihane, who passed away in 2016.
The bench was situated on the River Stort, towards the Moorhen end, looking out onto the wildflower meadow with the zig zag bridge to the right that goes over the train tracks.
A family spokesperson said: “We’ve been working with the council to try and find it and are having to consider the possibility that it’s been stolen, so if anyone has taken it, seen it, or knows who has we’re asking if you could get in touch or just urge whoever has it to leave it somewhere we can find it, we’ll treat it as an amnesty, no questions asked.
“I know it’s just a bench but it means a lot to us and even more so since my mum died, and it’s where we would go to remember them both.
“It has the words “rest awhile and dream” “anam cara” and “Mike Minihane” engraved onto it.
“Any info please get in touch with one of the family, thank you!”
You can also get in touch with Your Harlow. E-mail at yourharlow@icloud or WhatsApp: 07757167689
Who could you such a callous thing? Beyond belief.
Nothing is sacred these days. How heartless and desperate do you have to be to steal a bench? The people who stole this are absolute peasants!