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Father's plea over stolen laptop

The father of a 13-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in a park has described his anguish after a laptop containing irreplaceable photographs and videos of his daughter was stolen by burglars.

Anthony Kearney has pleaded for anyone who has the computer to return it to the police.

Mr Kearney is the father of Casey-Lyanne Kearney, who was stabbed in Elmfield Park, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on Valentine's Day.

South Yorkshire Police said Mr Kearney's home in the Edenthorpe area of Doncaster was burgled on Thursday between 7.45am and 12.35pm. The raiders took a number of items including a black Sony VAIO laptop.

Mr Kearney said: "Losing Casey has been so painful, words cannot begin to explain. Photos and videos hold all the precious memories of my beautiful daughter and I desperately want these back. Photographs hold an incredible sentimental value to anyone, these pictures even more so as I will never be able to take any more of Casey."

Detective Constable Scott Barley, who is investigating the burglary, said: "I would urge anyone who has any information to please come forward to assist with the investigation and the return of the laptop to Mr Kearney."

Casey-Lyanne, who lived in the Rossington area of Doncaster, left her home at around midday on Tuesday February 14 and caught a bus to Doncaster town centre, where she intended to meet a friend.

She was attacked in the park and managed to call the police as a passer-by phoned for an ambulance. The teenager was taken to hospital but died later.

Hundreds of people, including dozens of school friends, gathered at St Wilfred's Church in the Cantley area of Doncaster earlier this month for Casey-Lyanne's funeral.

Hannah Bonser, 26, has appeared in court charged with Casey-Lyanne's murder and possession of two knives. She is in custody and due to appear next at Sheffield Crown Court on May 10.


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