Wedding present belonging to Bradwell crash victim Scott Baisley stolen in burglary

Scott Baisley wearing the watch stolen from his home 10 days before his death. Picture: Norfolk Poli

Scott Baisley wearing the watch stolen from his home 10 days before his death. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Norfolk Police

A watch belonging to a man who died after falling from a pick-up truck in Bradwell was stolen in a burglary just days before his death.

Police appeal after a Tag Heuer watch of great sentimenta value was stolen from a St Olaves home. Pi

Police appeal after a Tag Heuer watch of great sentimenta value was stolen from a St Olaves home. Picture courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary. - Credit: Archant

Scott Baisley, 28, died in hospital on June 26, after falling from a Nissan Navara pick-up truck on Kings Drive days earlier.

Now, police have appealed for the safe return of a watch given to him by his wife as a wedding present, which was stolen 10 days before he died.

It happened on Thursday, June 16, between 7.25am and 5pm when his home on Priory Road, St Olaves, was broken into through an insecure back door.

After ransacking the bedrooms of the home, suspect/suspects made off with his silver Tag Heur watch.


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Detective Constable Gary Brown, who is overseeing the investigation, said: 'The victim gave the watch as a wedding present to her late husband.

'As you can imagine this has high sentimental value and the victim is very keen to get the watch back.'

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Following Mr Baisley's death, warm tributes were paid to him, including flowers left at the scene of his fall.

One read: 'Since the dot you have been a part of my life, and forever you will carry on.'

Daniel Copp, manager of The Sun Inn, where he was well known, said: 'Scott was a real and true gentleman. We are all deeply saddened and will all miss him and miss that smile.'

Earlier this month, an inquest opening held at Norwich Coroner's Court heard how Mr Baisley, who worked as a service support manager, had died due to bronchopneumonia, caused by an intracranial injury as a result of head trauma.

His full inquest has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Regarding the incident on June 16, DC Brown added: 'I would encourage anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area or has been offered a watch that matches the description for sale, to contact police.'

Anybody who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the St Olaves area around this date should contact DC Gary Brown at Great Yarmouth CID on 101.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.

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