A MOTHER-OF-TWO has been left heartbroken after a necklace containing her father’s ashes was stolen.

Keann Langsley woke up to find that her home had been ransacked during the early hours of Thursday, with her seven-year-old daughter’s birthday presents missing, along with her purse and two necklaces – one of which contained her father’s ashes.

The burglary took place while Keann and her two children, Martha, seven, and Abel, 18 months, slept upstairs.

Explaining what had happened, Keann said: “I had stupidly left the front door unlocked, and the burglar obviously just came in and filled their pockets with whatever would fit.”

“I only went to bed at 2am, and I’m just so relieved that we all slept through it and didn’t meet [the burglar],” she added.

Kenneth Langsley, Keann’s dad, passed away last year, after suffering from dementia, Parkinson’s, and pneumonia.

Although the father and daughter had a difficult relationship when Keann was younger, with the two of them “fighting like cat and dog”, the birth of Keann’s daughter, Martha, brought the pair together, and they became a close family.

The devastated Workington woman is therefore desperate to have her priceless necklace back, as it was a way for her to feel close to her beloved dad.

Martha, who was “grandad’s little princess”, also has a necklace containing Kenneth’s ashes, which was “thankfully” safe with Keann upstairs.

But the youngster faces disappointment on her birthday next month following the burglary, as her presents – a mobile and a Smart Watch – were snatched.

“Martha knows what’s happened, but I don’t think she fully understands the seriousness of it all,” Keann said. “I think it’s bothering her more than she’s letting on, and she’s being so brave.”

And the caring daughter is trying her best to make her mum smile again, and even drew a picture of Keann standing with Kenneth “to replace the necklace”, and make her mum happy.

Commenting on the shocking situation, Keann said: “It just feels like I’m losing my dad all over again. I’m absolutely heartbroken. The necklace is worth nothing to anyone else, but millions to me – I just want it back.”

She added: “Everything else is replaceable, and I’ve told my daughter not to worry about her birthday, because we can sort all of that out. I’m just so heartbroken about my necklace being gone.”