Baby Scans Stolen In New Forest

Police at Lyndhurst are appealing for information about the theft of several items, including scans of an unborn baby, from a car in Yew Tree Bottom car park, Burley Road, New Milton.

Between 1.35 and 2.30pm Sunday, October 21, a pregnant New Milton woman parked a silver Saab 93 in the car park and walked her dog.  The car was locked.

When he returned to her home, she discovered the theft of several items from the boot, which did not appear to have been forced open.

Among the missing items is a black and white Amazon Kindle in a flower-pattern case.  This Kindle contained irreplaceable scans of her unborn baby.

PC Aubry Hendy appealed for the return of the Kindle or information to trace the thief.

"This is a thoughtless crime, with the offender showing no thought for the victim," PC Hendy said.

"When an offender commits these crimes, he or she has no understanding about the content that is held within the property and how much it means to the victim" he said.

PC Hendy also appealed for information from anyone who saw a person or people at the boot of a silver Saab four-door saloon car in the car park at the time of the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Hendy at Lyndhurst on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.