A desperate mum has begged thieves to return her dead daughter’s laptop stolen as the 15-year-old lay dying of cancer in a hospice.
Heartbroken Natalie Elbrow, from Bournemouth, said her home was raided as she said goodbye to “brave” Daisy.
One of the items swiped was an Apple MacBook Air which contained precious photos and was a “portal to the outside world” for the teen, who died five days after her birthday on November 19.
Police are investigating the burglary which happened sometime between 10.45am and 1pm on Thursday.
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Daisy had tragically died four days earlier, and Natalie, 47, discovered her home had been burgled after returning from Julia’s House in Poole, where her daughter spent her final days.
Along with the laptop, thieves stole a white Xbox One, daisy-shaped Pandora earrings and cash.
The MacBook, which was paid for by funds raised through a Poole Hospital raffle, and Pandora earrings belonged to Daisy.
The teenager bravely fought a seven-month battle with a rare cancer known as renal cell carcinoma.
Doctors discovered the main tumour was in her kidney but it had also affected her spine, lungs, liver and lymph nodes.
Daisy underwent specialist chemotherapy and spent most of the time following her diagnosis in hospital, Mirror revealed.
Natalie said: “Daisy was a real fighter. She fought that cancer to the very end and was so brave.
“She spent more time in the hospital than out, and that laptop meant everything to her.
“She was so weak that she was forced to spend most days in bed and it gave her a portal to the outside world.
“It had all her things on it and all her photos. It meant so much to Daisy and I desperately want it back.”
Detective Sergeant Adam Woolman, of Dorset Police, said: “This burglary was committed while Natalie was saying goodbye to her late daughter.
“I am sure everyone will be incensed by this crime, and I urge anyone who knows who was responsible for this offence, or knows where Daisy’s laptop is, to please do the right thing and either come forward or hand it into a police station.”