UK: Midwife Offers £500 for Return of Her Laptop

MIDWIFE has offered a £500 reward for the return of a stolen laptop which stored 10 years of medical research.

Nicolette Clark, 28, has spent the past 10 years researching and writing about female circumcision, with the aim of having a book published. She had saved her work on the Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop.

"It's a lifetime of work which has been taken," she said. "To me the laptop is not the issue. It's the work which was stored on it that matters.

"Every spare moment I had was spent working on the project. I am completely distraught and the thought of losing all that work is unbearable.

"Material belongings can be replaced but the information on that laptop can never be.
"I just want it back and whoever can help me get it back to me will be eligible for the reward.

Nicolette returned from work on Friday to find burglars had broken into her home on Bradford Road, Brighouse, and taken the laptop. No personal or sensitive information was stored on it.

Nicolette, who works in Leeds, has written about female circumcision to provide training materials, guidelines and specialist services to others and reduce the risk posed to women and children affected by it.
Cash and a Panasonic flat screen television were also stolen during the raid, between 6.15am and 7.55pm on Friday.

Det Insp Tony Nicholson said: "The overriding concern for this lady is that she gets her work back. If anyone has any information which would secure the return of the laptop it would be greatly appreciated."

Anyone with any information about the burglary can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

SOURCE: Evening Courier

AUTHOR: Joanne Mead

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DATE: 18/04/2008

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