Plea to return precious videos

POIGNANT videos of what was to have been a terminally ill mother's last holiday with her family have been stolen by callous thieves.Distraught Simon Goose, whose wife Jenehas leukaemia and may have only have months to live, has made an emotional plea for the tapes to be returned.

POIGNANT videos of what was to have been a terminally ill mother's last holiday with her family have been stolen by callous thieves.

Distraught Simon Goose, whose wife Jenehas leukaemia and may have only have months to live, has made an emotional plea for the tapes to be returned.

The footage of the holiday in Disneyland Paris was made by Mr Goose and his two young daughters to help ease his wife's disappointment after she had to pull out of the short break at the last minute when she caught a infection in hospital.

Mr Goose said: "The tapes are of special value to us - we don't care about the other items stolen, we just want the tapes back.


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"They are worthless to the people who stole them but they mean everything in the world to my wife and my family.

"This has been very distressing for the whole family and we have been going through enough with what has happened to Jene."

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Mr Goose, of Church Road, Chevington, said the family decided to tape the holiday as a present for his beloved wife of 14 years.

He explained: "My wife has been progressively going downhill and the holiday was something we had planned as a family.

"Just days before the holiday, Jene went into hospital to have a blood and platelet transfusion but she picked up an infection so she couldn't go on holiday.

"We decided to go ahead with the break and the video tapes are the only thing Jene can see from the trip and we would like to try and get them back.

"We filmed as much as we could - the holiday was enjoyable but of course touched with sadness and the tapes were really important."

Mrs Goose developed leukaemia five years ago and before Christmas she was told she only had a year to live.

Her husband said: "Although she was given a year, my wife is progressively going downhill and I think she will be lucky to get through the summer.

"Jene had the early stages of leukaemia about five years ago and it was a condition that was very hard to diagnose until it was obvious what it was.

"It has been very hard for the children, they know what has been going on but we look at how they are doing on a day-to-day basis - some days they are good and some days they are bad."

Police are linking the theft of the tapes, a DVD player and video cameras from Mr Goose's home with a theft of a quad bike from a neighbouring house in Church Road, also on Thursday .

A spokesman for Suffolk police revealed a man working near the homes had seen a man put a quad bike in a dark coloured hatchback car.

He has been described as white, aged between 30 and 35 years old, 6 ft 1 in tall, of slim build, dark hair and medium build.

Anyone who saw anything in the area of Church Road between 7.45am and 6.30pm on Thursday should contact Suffolk police on 01284 774100.

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