Daughter begs for return of Rangers plaque stolen from father's grave

Jayne Cockburn was left 'sad, upset and disappointed' after the memorial stone was missing from her late father's grave in East Lothian.

Daughter begs for return of Rangers ‘Simply the Best’ plaque stolen from father’s grave in East Lothian Jayne Cockburn via Supplied

A daughter has begged for the return of a Rangers plaque that was stolen from her father’s grave in East Lothian.

Jayne Cockburn discovered the plaque missing when she visited late father Ian Cockburn’s grave at Tranent Cemetery on Wednesday.

The slate plaque is charcoal in colour, about 12 inches long and reads “Simply the Best”.

Ian passed away aged 71 following a heart attack in June 2018 and regularly attended Rangers matches with his son John who organised the plaque following his father’s death.

Ian passed away following a heart attack in June 2018.

Jayne told STV News she is “sad, upset and disappointed” following the alleged theft of the plague and has begged for it to be returned to her dad’s grave.

“Please if you have any decency or conscience you would bring it back.

“I’m sad, upset and disappointed.

“No one will even see it being brought back so no one will know who it was.

“Whatever the reason for taking it.

“Either for spite, or because your a Rangers fan yourself and liked the idea of it sitting on display in your house.

“It doesn’t belong you so please return it.

“If its been taken and destroyed I don’t think I would want to know.”

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