POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two rings worth £10,000 were reported stolen from a toilet at the Western General Hospital.
The incident happened around 3.15pm on Tuesday, 23 October, when a 33-year-old woman was within one of the bathrooms and had taken her wedding ring and eternity ring off to wash her hands.
After leaving the bathroom, she realised she’d left her rings inside and when she returned to retrieve them, she found they were gone.
Neither item had been handed in to security, so the woman contacted police to report them stolen.
The wedding ring is a platinum band with a single one carat diamond while the eternity ring is platinum with around 24 diamonds around the circumference.
They have a combined value of around £10,000.
A police spokesman said: “The woman has been left devastated at the loss of her rings and is desperate to have them returned to her as soon as possible.
“Anyone who comes into possession of the rings is asked to hand them in to their local police station.
“We would also ask that anyone who can assist with our enquiries into this theft contacts police immediately.”
Anyone with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.