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'This single act has destroyed us': thieves break into Cambridgeshire house while seriously ill baby in hospital

The family have set up a crowdfunding page after the burglary Credit: Bream family

The parents of a seriously ill child say it was heartbreaking to discover burglars had ransacked their home in Cambridgeshire, while they were with their young son in hospital.

Caye and Jason Bream say Christmas presents they were keeping for 10 month old Loki were stolen, as well as tools being used to create a new purpose built house, where they hope to care for him.

Loki Bream is just ten-months old and has required regular visits to intensive care since his birth.

On 14 January, the family's house in Barway near Ely was targeted by burglars.

The burglars targeted the house while the family were with Loki in intensive care Credit: Bream family

Loki requires a special ventilation system at home, which was damaged by the thieves smashing through one of the windows.

They stole around £5,000 worth of power tools, which the Breams were using to finish the adaptations needed for Loki to live comfortably.

They also threw some of his medical equipment around and took Christmas presents for Loki.

Loki requires a special ventilation system at home Credit: Bream family

Loki's mother Caye has set up acrowdfunding page to try and recoup some of the losses, saying the family were already struggling financially.

On the page she wrote: "This single act has destroyed us. The people responsible were well aware of the fight our family is in given all the medical equipment they went through.

"The thieves managed to get away with in excess of £5000 worth of tools and equipment, some of which were still required to finish the house.

"All at a time our family is in financial hardship having such a severely disabled child."

So far around £4,000 has been raised on the crowdfunding page Credit: Bream family

Loki has been at Addenbrooke's Hospital since 19 December, and his family were hoping to stage a late Christmas when he was discharged.

Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed that they are investigating, and have appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

"We are investigating a burglary that took place at an address in Barway Road, Barway, earlier this month.

"Between 4pm on Tuesday, 14 January and 9am on Wednesday, 15 January, the property was broken into and items including power tools were stolen.

"No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries continue.

"Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area, or has any information, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 133 of 15 January."

– Cambridgeshire Police statement