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£10,000 stolen from hospitalised 80-year-old's Surbiton home

An envelope with £10,000 was taken from an 80-year-old man's house when he was hospitalised with cancer.

Mohammed Barkat left the large sum of loose cash in his home before he was admitted to hospital in case he died and his brother needed to pay for his funeral. He wants to warn other elderly people not to leave money around to be easily stolen, even though it might feel secure.

He was in hospital between September 7 and November 11, and when he returned home noticed the envelope containing the money was gone. Kingston police confirmed it is investigating a burglary.

Anyone with information about it should call 101 and quote reference number 0409581/15.

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