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Grieving parents ordered to tear down daughter’s pink grave

By Mason White 2:33 PM February 1, 2015
Jade Beadle at her daughter’s grave 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A couple was devastated after they were ordered to remove the shrine they had set up for their deceased daughter.

Jade Beadle, 24, and her partner, Sanbeep Bidla, 29, both of the United Kingdom, were ordered to take down their daughter Tanya’s grave because it does not comply with council rules.

Beadle, who gave birth to a stillborn baby girl, said that she was never informed of any guidelines regarding decorating a gravesite.

The couple covered their daughter’s grave with pink stones, and they had the headstone inscribed in neon pink letters along with a photo of baby Tanya in a pink outfit.

They also placed a small fence around the grave, and decorated it with toys after the baby died during the 39th week of pregnancy.

Council chiefs in Kidlington, Oxfordshire warned the couple that they have until Saturday, to remove the toys and other items from the gravesite.

Beadle, a supermarket worker, said that she did not put up any lights or wind chimes, which could have disturbed other visitors to the cemetery.

Instead of complying with the council’s request, Beadle and her friend have drawn up a petition, asking councillors to back down.

So far, about 3,000 people signed the petition.

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