A WOMAN has been left heartbroken after plant pots containing her mum and dad’s ashes were stolen from her home.

Lois Rogers was "devastated" when she woke up on Saturday morning to find the two large pots had been removed from her property in Romsey Road, Maybush.

Lois' mother passed away in 2015 and when her father passed away last year, the civil servant decided to take some of her parents’ ashes and put them in the pots.

Between Friday night and her leaving for work on Saturday, the pots were taken and now Lois wants them back.

"It's heartbreaking," the 37-year-old said.

"It's not the pots but the fact that a bit of my mum and dad have gone missing.

"After my mum died, me and dad thought of putting her in a pot so if he moved house he could take her with him.

"But when he died, I thought I'd buy a couple of pots and put them into them like I promised dad."

The pots were from retailer B&Q and Lois described them as approximately two-and-a-half foot tall and "incredibly heavy".

Lois believes it would have taken two people to move them and there must have been a car involved.

Jane Rogers, Lois' mum, passed away from cancer whilst her father Gordon died in 2016 following heart and kidney failure.

A message posted by Lois on Facebook on Saturday has gone viral, being shared more than 300 times by social media users and friends.

And Lois remains hopeful that the pots can be returned.

She said: "I just want them back for sentimental reasons. They've taken a bit of my parents away and what makes it worse is that it happened on the two-year anniversary of my mum.

"I only bought the pots in June and am devastated they have gone."

A spokesman for Hampshire Police said: "At some time between 5pm on 4 August and 7.30am on 5 August two plant pots were stolen from outside an address on Romsey Road, Southampton.

"The pots are described as silver plant pots and contained phoenix canariensis plants which were about 2ft tall. The plants are valued at around £50.

"The victim is very upset by this theft as the pots also contained ashes of her mother and father. We would urge anyone with information to contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting 44170301673."