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Child’s medical book and equipment stolen by thieves in Glastonbury

Have you seen a health records book like this?

Medical equipment and records belonging to a family with a two-and-a-half year old child who has a life-threatening condition has been stolen from a car in Glastonbury.

Thieves broke into the victim’s car at Shapwick Heath, Station Road, at just before 4pm on Tuesday 4 February and stolen a grey rucksack containing the medical equipment and health records for their daughter.

Investigating officer PC Alex Stacey said: “It’s hard to comprehend how anyone could steal medical equipment and health records belonging to a child. I would urge the offenders to examine their consciences and return these as soon as possible.

“While the medical equipment is replaceable, the medical records are not. They contain data and information dating from the child’s birth, some of which is not recorded anywhere else. This book is worthless to anyone other than the family involved.

“We know bank cards contained within the rucksack have since been fraudulently used in stores in Street, so it’s possible the bag has been dumped somewhere between Shapwick and Street.”

If you can help, or have information on where the rucksack or medical equipment/book is, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220028485.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.