Family's precious memories stolen

AN IPSWICH family has been left devastated after a burglar made off with their precious collection of family films.Thieves stole films captured on a set of mini-DVDS including family birthdays, Christmases and holidays.

AN IPSWICH family has been left devastated after a burglar made off with their precious collection of family films.

Thieves stole films captured on a set of mini-DVDS including family birthdays, Christmases and holidays.

The Hackett's home in Belstead Road was burgled on Friday and, as well as the mini-DVDs, jewellery, cameras and personal paperwork were all stolen.

But for 39-year-old Lyndon Hackett, it is the films that will be truly missed.

He said: "I really want them back, I don't care about the rest of the things.

"I feel like our memories have gone, there was one of me and my children playing blind man's buff when I walked into a lamp-post and one of my mother-in-law on stage.

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"The other things can be replaced but these are irreplaceable."

Mr Hackett and his wife Jane have a nine-year old daughter and six-year old son.

They planned to compile clips of the tapes and give them to the children in the future – either for an eighteenth birthday or engagement present.

Mr Hackett said: "The children were a bit spooked by the whole thing.

"We didn't go into the house while we were waiting for the police and my little boy sat praying in the back of the car.

"If I could say one thing to the burglar it would just be that I want those tapes back, I don't care about the other stuff."

Anyone with any information about the theft should contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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