A heartbroken woman from Doncaster is appealing urgently for information following the theft of a phone from Flares bar in Hall Gate on the night of the 30th April 2016.
Kerry Lamont, 32, was out with family and friends celebrating what would have been the 28th birthday of her brother, Nicky Anderson, who had passed away in February 2016 following a battle with testicular cancer and three brain tumours. The phone contained a plethora of memories of her late brother including messages sent just days before Nicky’s death.
Nicky was first diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer following a routine blood test. After 12 rounds of chemotherapy and three bone marrow transplants, things were looking hopeful for him. The family was devastated when he returned to hospital complaining of a migraine and was diagnosed with three brain tumours.
Mrs Lamont, of the Warmworth area, said that phone contained pictures of Nicky as a child as well as heartfelt messages to Nicky during his final days. These were a constant source of comfort and an irreplaceable set of memories for her and her family that she is desperate to get back.
Kerry was given a glimmer of hope when she texted the phone received a reply from a woman from Thurnscoe, who told her that she could collect it – however, she has since had no contact from this woman, nor has anyone else stepped forward with information.
Anyone with information can call the 101 and quote incident number 699 of May 3. Nicky’s family have also encouraged anyone currently in possession of the phone to hand it in anonymously at a police station.