Burglars tried to steal Sigmund Freud’s ashes from London crematorium

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British police are looking for the suspects who tried to steal Sigmund Freud’s ashes from a London crematorium.

A 2,300-year-old Greek urn containing the remains of the psychoanalyst, who died in 1939, and his wife Martha, who died in 1951, was “severely damaged” in a break-in at Golders Green Crematorium over New Year’s, Metropolitan Police force said, the Associated Press reported.

“This was a despicable act by a callous thief,” said Detective Constable Daniel Candler. “Even leaving aside the financial value of the irreplaceable urn and the historical significance … the fact that someone set out to take an object knowing it contained the last remains of a person defies belief.”

The crematorium said the urn had been moved to a secure location and security was being reviewed, the AP said.

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