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Family home burgled as they say final farewell to daughter

A Dorset family who were burgled as they said farewell to their 15-year-old daughter who tragically died four days earlier have spoken of their heartbreak.

Natalie Elbrow, 47, discovered her home had been burgled after she returned from Julia’s House in Poole where she had been saying goodbye to her late daughter Daisy.

A crowdfunding page was also set up for Daisy before her death Credit: Dorset Police

Detectives say offenders smashed a door to gain entry to an address in Leybourne Avenue, sometime between 10.45am and 1pm yesterday. (Thursday 23 November)

A white Xbox One, Apple MacBook Air, daisy Pandora earrings and a quantity of cash was stolen.

Daisy's mum said she was 'a real fighter' Credit: Dorset Police

Daisy tragically died in Poole Hospital five days after her 15th birthday, following a bravely-fought seven-month battle with a rare cancer known as renal cell carcinoma. Doctors discovered the main tumour was in her kidney but it had also affected her spine and lungs and spread to her liver and lymph nodes.

The teenager, who was a pupil at Bourne Academy, underwent specialist chemotherapy and spent most of the time following her diagnosis in hospital.

The MacBook and Pandora earrings also belonged to Daisy. Funds for the laptop were raised through a raffle organised by the stroke unit at Poole Hospital.

"Daisy was a real fighter. She fought that cancer to the very end and was so brave. She spent more time in hospital than out and that laptop meant everything to her. She was so weak that she was forced to spend most days in bed and it gave her a portal to the outside world. It had all her things on it and all her photos. It meant so much to Daisy and I desperately want it back."

– Natalie, Daisy's mum

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police quoting occurrence number 55170182638.