A STOLEN laptop containing precious photos of young cancer sufferer Finley Brians has been found by police.
Natalie Frame was devastated when she discovered burglars had taken the computer, when they raided her home a week ago, as it contained irreplaceable pictures of her three-year-old boy.
But police have now arrested and charged a man with the break-in and all the stolen items have been recovered.
Natalie, 25, said: “The police have found all my things. I haven’t got the laptop back yet because they are keeping it for evidence. Hopefully everything is still on there.
“I’m really pleased. That’s the main thing I wanted back. I feel really lucky. I bet it doesn’t usually turn out that way.”
Natalie discovered her home, on Crammond Way, in Cramlington, Northumberland, had been raided when she returned home from spending the night at her mother’s house, last Wednesday morning.
The burglars climbed in through Finley’s bedroom window and ransacked the house before fleeing with Natalie’s purse, Wii console, camera, jewellery box and the old laptop that had been in her bedside drawer.
When Natalie realised the computer, which had all of Finley’s baby pictures on, had gone she was devastated. She said: “I was gutted. There were loads of pictures of Finley on there and loads from when he was a baby that I don’t have copies of.
“They could have taken anything else and I wouldn’t have cared. With Finley being poorly his baby photos are all the more precious.
“And you just feel violated knowing someone has gone in your house. Your home is just supposed to be for you.”
Finley was diagnosed with leukaemia in April after being taken to hospital with a bruise behind his ear which wouldn’t go away.
He now undergoes weekly sessions of chemotherapy and is responding well to treatment.
Neil Langford Jamieson, 31, from Windshields in Cramlington has been charged with burglary. He will appear before Newcastle Crown Court next month.