Social media appeal finds victims of burglaries

Police want to trace this couple who may be victims of crime living in Lancashire.
Police want to trace this couple who may be victims of crime living in Lancashire.

Following a nationwide appeal on social media, three victims of crime have now been identified after the woman pictured contacted police.

The appeal was launched as part of an ongoing investigation into a series of burglaries across the country including Devon and Cornwall.

Police want to trace this man who may be victim of crime living in Lancashire.

Police want to trace this man who may be victim of crime living in Lancashire.

The victims were believed to from Lancashire or Yorkshire.

Memory cards were recovered during the investigation and detectives released pictures of three potential victims they were keen to identify, including photographs taken on holiday in Thailand.

The woman pictured, from Lincolnshire, contacted police after a family member saw the appeal on Facebook.

Detective Constable James Brice, based at Totnes police station, said: “I would like to thank everyone who shared the appeal with friends across the country. Without your help the victims would not have been identified as quickly as this.

“The victim appears to be very happy that she will be reunited with her stolen property.

“We can now continue with our enquiries into this investigation.”