Burglars stole couple's laptop with memories of stillborn daughter
A family whose home got burgled while they were on holiday are devastated after losing pictures of their stillborn daughter.
Kristine Harrison, of Timberlands, Bottesford, gave birth to a still born baby girl, Sophie, in September 2008 and all they had to remember the short life of their first child were a few photographs taken in hospital.
But these sentimental memories have been snatched from them, after the family home where Mrs Harrison lives with husband Richard and two-year-old daughter Jessica, was burgled.
"The thing I am most upset about is the loss of the photos on my laptop which was among the items stolen" said Mrs Harrison. "After Sophie was born we got to spend some precious time with her that I will never forget – this was all photographed and put on the laptop. I am devastated to lose them.
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"All my photos from years and years were on the laptop.
"I feel terrible as these photos were lovely memories and have gone now because of them."
Thieves broke into the family home and stole jewellery, a laptop and a TV from the property.
But not only have they had their memories of their stillborn daughter Sophie taken from them but the first two years of Jessica's life captured on film have also been lost.
Mrs Harrison said: "In 2011 our daughter Jessica was born and now all the photographs of her over the last two years have gone. It is just awful.
"It is a horrible feeling to know that a stranger has been in our home.
"I never thought it would happen to us and I have not been able to sleep properly since."
The Harrison family were visiting family and friends in Jersey when they heard their house had been broken into.
Mrs Harrison said: "I got a phone call from my neighbour saying she thought it was odd that my curtains were drawn.
"I rang my mother-in-law to go to the house to check it and she found it had been ransacked.
"We were in complete shock and felt angry that somebody could do this.
"The house was left in a complete mess and every room was raided apart from Jessica's.
"The pictures we had helped a lot with losing Sophie and are a great importance to us so we would love to have them back.
"If they could make copies of all the photos on the laptop and send them to the Scunthorpe Telegraph or Humberside Police anonymously we would be utterly and eternally grateful."
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: "Thieves broke into the semi-detached property through a secure ground floor window and took a number of electrical items of jewellery."
Anyone with information about the burglary, between 10am on Sunday, November 4, and 10am on Tuesday November 6, are asked to call 101 quoting crime reference number 1940421.