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Tiverton man reunited with family photographs after break-in three years ago
A MAN who lost hundreds of family photographs when burglars snatched his laptop has been reunited with his prized possessions more than three years on.
Brian Williams, 54, had two laptops and a digital camera stolen when his home in Moorhayes, Tiverton, was burgled in April 2010.
The equipment contained hundreds of personal photographs and three thieves were convicted following the burglary.
After being reunited with one of the laptops this week, Mr Williams said: "One of the laptops had hundreds of family photographs on there and thankfully this is the one which was been returned.
“I was also a secretary for the Moorhayes Community Centre at the time and all of the documents relating to the centre were on there. Luckily I had copies of most of them.
“I am still trying to recover everything on the laptop but I am amazed that I’ve had it returned to me after all this time. I never thought I’d see it again.”
The laptop was returned after officers working on Operation Zephyr, tackling organised crime in the region, recovered it in Liverpool at an address of a member of an organised criminal gang.
Research of the computer revealed it had been stolen from the burglary at Mr Williams’ house.
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