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It’s in the bag for Holly as stolen monitor returns
12:30pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
SCHOOLGIRL Holly Traynor got more than she bargained for when she was reunited with her stolen handbag yesterday.
The 10-year-old was out shopping with her grandmother and cousin in New Look, at Orbital Shopping Park, on Sunday when her bag was stolen while her back was turned.
Inside the bag was a diabetic blood monitor which automatically manages the amount of insulin Holly needs throughout the day to counteract her type one diabetes.
However, in the bag returned to her by police after it was handed in anonymously at the Asda superstore in the Orbital Park, she found a video camera worth more than £200.
The family had forgotten the camera was in the bag when they reported the theft, but were more surprised to find it still in there after the incident.
Holly’s mother, Charlotte, 28, of Birkdale Close, said: “The person may’ve realised how terrible what they had done was when they saw the Facebook status by police and the story in the newspaper.
“Hopefully nothing has been tampered with.”
The new device they had ordered to counteract Holly’s diabetes will be returned to the manufacturer, the family said.
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