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Two people charged for theft of cancer victim's laptop

A laptop that was reportedly stolen from a grieving family's home as they said final farewell to their daughter has been recovered - with two people being charged.

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 who tragically died 4 days earlier.

It was reported that sometime between 10.45am and 1pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017, offenders smashed a door to gain entry to the family home on Leybourne Avenue in Bournemouth.

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

Following police, media and community appeals, the MacBook was handed in to police by a member of the public after reports that it was sold to them in suspicious circumstances.

The money for Daisy Elbrow's laptop was raised by Poole Hospital Credit: Dorset Police

Daisy's mum Natalie spoke of her heartbreak about losing precious photos and memories on the laptop, which was purchased with funds raised through a raffle organised by the stroke unit at Poole Hospital.

A 32-year-old man from Poole has been charged with burglary and is due to appear before Poole Magistrates' Court on Thursday 30th November 2017.

A 36-year-old woman from Bournemouth was charged with handling stolen goods and is due to appear before Poole Magistrates' Court on 5th January 2018.

Daisy's mum said she was Credit: Dorset Police

We are thrilled that Natalie has now been reunited with her daughter's MacBook and we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who shared the appeal and to the member of the public who handed it in."

"We have had a wonderful response from the community including lots of offers of rewards and replacements. We still want to trace the Xbox and earrings. If you have any further information regarding these items or anything else that could assist with our investigation, please contact Dorset Police."

– Detective Sergeant Adam Woolman