A WEDDING ring was stolen from an elderly man while he was receiving treatment at a hospital.

Essex Police have launched an investigation after a wedding ring was snatched from a patient in his 70s at Basildon Hospital.

The theft of the treasured piece of jewellery is suspected to have taken place at about 3pm on November 25.


Anyone who recognises the ring, believes they may have been offered it for sale, or has any other information, is urged to contact the police.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “If you have any information you can submit a report online at essex.police.uk or use the Live Chat button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

“Please quote the crime reference number 42/277810/21.

“You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”