Widower offers £1,000 for return of stolen laptops containing cherished photographs of his late wife

David Littlestone was burgled and lost all the pictures of his late wife stored on his laptop. NNL-150715-090619009
David Littlestone was burgled and lost all the pictures of his late wife stored on his laptop. NNL-150715-090619009

A widower is offering a reward of £1,000 for the return of two laptops stolen from his house that contained “irreplaceable” photographs of his late wife.

David Littlestone, who lives in Church Brampton, was the victim of a burglary shortly after 3pm last Thursday after two burglars smashed the patio doors of his property.

Do you know these men? David Littlestone captured this image on CCTV at his home

Do you know these men? David Littlestone captured this image on CCTV at his home

Due to the fact Mr Littlestone has an alarm system, the burglars did not steal many items but did take two laptops that contained years of photographs of Mr Littlestone’s wife, Annie, who died of breast cancer eight years ago.

Mr Littlestone, aged 64, said: “I am devastated. These laptops contained memories that cannot be replaced.

“We had a long, happy marriage. The pictures are of all family events over a number of years including our last holiday together.

“I didn’t back up the photographs as you do not expect to lose laptops from your own home.”

Mr Littlestone is now appealing for anyone who may have seen the laptops to return them and is offering a reward of £1,000 for information leading to the conviction of the burglars.

He said: “I live alone and it is horrible to know that burglars have been running round your home.

“Maybe someone must have seen the lap tops or the photographs on them.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.