Ipswich/Essex: Mother of Cassie McCord appeals for thieves to return stolen goods which contained precious memories of her daughter

POLICE are hunting for thieves who broke into the home of Jackie McCord and stole a number of her possessions, including a video of her daughter, Cassie.

The incident happened at Mrs McCord’s home in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, on Tuesday. It is thought nearly 50 items were stolen during the raid which included electronic products and jewellery.

Jackie’s daughter, Cassie McCord, 16, died in February last year after she was hit by a car in Colchester.

Among the items that were stolen was a mobile phone which had pictures of Cassie’s friends signing her coffin, some of Cassie’s jewellery, her I-pod and a laptop which contained a video of Cassie, taken just months before she died.

Mrs McCord, 51, said: “She was laughing and that’s my last recording of her voice.

“It was Cassie as I last knew her – the sound of her voice is comforting to me.”

The incident happened sometime between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Suffolk police confirmed the incident took place and said inquiries are ongoing.

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Mrs McCord has now appealed to the thieves to return the goods which contain her memories of Cassie.

She added: “They (the thieves) need to know how important those things are.

“I was devastated when she died and I’m so incredibly saddened by what they have taken. Those things mean so much to me.”

Cassie died in February last year after a car driven by Colin Horsfall, 87, mounted the pavement in Head Street, Colchester and hit her.

Since her death, Cassie’s Law, a campaign to change the law so police can temporarily seize a driver’s license if they feel they are unfit to drive.

If you would like to support the campaign, visit http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk and search Cassie’s Law.

If you were in the area when thieves broke into Jackie’s home, or if you have any information, contact PC Philip Jones at Ipswich police on 101.