Lea family distraught as kids suitcase taken from car when returning from holiday

Posted on - 22nd May, 2018 - 4:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lea, Preston News
The CCTV shows a man in the area of the car
The CCTV shows a man in the area of the car

A family have appealed for the return of their holiday belongings after being targeted just moments after returning for a trip away.


Gillian Holmes, and her husband, returned home to Lea on Friday (18 May).

Around 5am they parked up and took their two children, aged 10 months and four-years-old, up to bed after a long journey home.

They came back down to find their car had been targeted.

The family have released a CCTV picture and shared the footage on Facebook, following reporting the incident to the police.

Gillian said: “My daughter is heartbroken.

“The suitcase taken includes all of our babies’ clothes, shoes, precious treasured toys and some of my daughter’s birthday presents.

“Her twirly spinny dresses and beautiful new little shiny shoes are all gone.

“It’s good footage and we need help finding him and my baby’s birthday presents.

“I’m hoping someone somewhere has seen or been offered some of our things and has a heart.”

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The pink case has a Good Housekeeping sticker on the front and was covered in fairy and princess stickers.

A spokesman for Preston Police said: “Around 5.20am on May 18 a suitcase was taken from a Nissan car in Lea, Preston. Enquiries are on-going.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 and quote reference SA1809753.

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