Cops investigate allegations Scottish grandmother’s rings and necklace were stolen as she died at Borders General Hospital

ByThomas J. Pawlak

May 3, 2021


POLICE is investigating allegations that a grandmother’s jewelry was stolen while she died in hospital.

Relatives have told how items including wedding and engagement rings were missing from Elizabeth Wilson’s belongings after her death at the age of 82.


Betty died of complications from a blood disease

The precious gold crucifix necklace and the mother-of-three eternity band are also said to be missing.

Furious relatives made a formal complaint to Borders General Hospital in Melrose before calling the cops.

Grandson William Wilson, 38, fears the sentimental gems have been nicked.

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The vehicle parts advisor, Dunfermline, said: “How can someone be so callous that they steal a fragile woman on her deathbed, I don’t know.

“We couldn’t visit him – no one could – because of Covid, so there’s no way they would come out of this room any other way.

“My grandfather is absolutely broken – he’s in pieces. He wanted to put his wedding ring on his chain.

Husband William Snr and son Tam were devastated by the loss


Husband William Snr and son Tam were devastated by the lossCredit: Crispin Rodwell

“I am disgusted that no paperwork was completed if they were removed for a valid reason, as they were all documented upon admission.”

Searches by NHS staff could not locate the jewelry as an internal investigation is ongoing.

William alleged that the hospital advised his family to make a home insurance claim.

He added: “My grandparents had been married for 63 years, so they are priceless.

“It has nothing to do with money. We just want to raise awareness and hope to get to the bottom of it. “

Relatives have filed a complaint with the general border hospital


Relatives have filed a complaint with the general border hospitalCredit: Crispin Rodwell

Elizabeth – known as Betty – had been a patient in the hospital since January.

She died last month from a blood disease.

Her broken husband, William snr, 86, paid tribute to his wife, who is survived by his sons William, 61, Tam, 59, and Steven, 57, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. children.

The widower, who brought Betty’s ashes with him to the couple’s home in Hawick, Roxburghshire, told how the alleged theft kept her from sleeping at night.

He said, “I can’t help but think about it.

“It has become such a concern that it affects my day-to-day life, including taking my medication.

“We have always taken care of our jewelry. Betty only took them off when they needed cleaning.

“Someone must know something. I know the NHS is doing a great job, but it requires proper investigation. “

He added: “I have lost an amazing wife, who always took care of me. I am lost without it.

“She was caring, funny, well loved and very generous. We miss her terribly. ”

The cops said, “We received a report of the theft of jewelry.

“Investigations are underway to establish all the circumstances surrounding the incident. “

A spokeswoman for the NHS Borders added: “We are supporting the police in their investigations. “

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