Johannesburg, January 16 ANI | 11 months ago

Thieves tried to steal psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's ashes from a London crematorium.

The Metropolitan Police said that a 2 300-year-old Greek urn containing the remains of Freud and his wife Martha was damaged in a break-in by burglars at Golders Green Crematorium, News24 reported.

Detective Constable Daniel Candler called the attempted theft, which took place on 31 December 2013 or 1 January 2014, a "despicable act".

The crematorium, which has seen funerals of Dracula novelist Bram Stoker, comedian Peter Sellers and singer Amy Winehouse among others, has moved the urn to a secure location and is reviewing security.

(Posted on 16-01-2014)

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