A GRIEVING mother is appealing for thieves to return irreplaceable family photographs.
Thieves broke into the home of Fiona Knox in Chaffinch Drive, Uttoxeter, last Tuesday, November 5, and stole two laptops and an external harddrive which contained photograph’s of Fiona's late daughter, Liberty Turner of Leek, who died at the age of 20 in a road traffic collision in Winkhill near Leek on 27 July 2011.
Fiona said: “I just want who stole them to give them back.
“I am still struggling to get over the death of my daughter.
“Those photographs were all I had.
“They were of all three of my children as they were growing Donna, left, with her twin Lynn Walmsley up. One of the laptops was Liberty’s, which I liked working on it as it was a part of her.
“The hard drive is totally useless to anyone – hardly worth anything – but to me it’s priceless.” Officers from East Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information to locate the hard drive and other items which have a collective monetary value of more than £3,000.
The break-in happened between 9.45am and 5.45pm, when offenders forced entry to Fiona’s home.
“The laptops stolen were a black Dell and a silver Sony.
“The external hard drive was black.
Fiona added: “They also took my gran’s gold charm bracelet which she gave to me before she died.”
Fiona has been making pleas on the social networking site of Facebook for the return of the external hard drive and laptops. She said: “Everyone has been great in sharing my pleas which I would like to thank them for.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Simon Hollis at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 566 of November 5. Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.