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Six Sikh ceremonial swords stolen during burglary in Mapperley

A family have been left ‘distraught’ after six Sikh ceremonial swords were stolen from their home in Mapperley.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and information following the house burglary in Kenrick Road, between May 3, 2019 2.30pm and May 6, 2019 10pm.

The kirpans stolen in Mapperley

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Six kirpans (Sikh ceremonial small swords) have been stolen which has left the victim distraught as the items have a significant meaning to the family.

“A kirpan is a small sword or dagger originating from the subcontinent, carried by Sikhs.

They added: “It forms part of the religious commandment given by Guru Gibind Singh in 1699 in which he demanded that Sikhs must wear the five articles of faith at all times. The kirpan being one of the 5Ks.

If you have any information please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 888 of 6 May 2019.

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