Daisy ElbrowImage copyright Natalie Elbrow
Image caption Daisy Elbrow, 15, died from renal cancer

A stolen laptop that belonged to a teenager who died from cancer has been handed in to police.

The girl’s mother Natalie Elbrow had appealed for the return of the MacBook which was stolen while she was paying her respects to Daisy last week.

Dorset Police said the computer was handed in by a member of the public. It was reportedly sold to them in suspicious circumstances.

Two people have been charged in connection with the investigation.

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Daisy Elbrow died on 19 November, five days after her 15th birthday.

Mrs Elbrow, from Bournemouth, had been saying her final goodbye to Daisy at Julia’s House hospice in Poole on Thursday last week when her home in Leybourne Avenue was burgled.

The funds for the laptop – which contained Daisy’s photographs and memories – were raised through a raffle organised by Poole Hospital.

A pair of Pandora earrings and a white Xbox One stolen in the burglary have not been found.

‘Wonderful response’

Det Sgt Adam Woolman said: “We are thrilled that Natalie has now been reunited with her daughter’s MacBook and we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who shared the appeal and to the member of the public who handed it in.

“We have had a wonderful response from the community including lots of offers of rewards and replacements.

“We still want to trace the Xbox and earrings. If you have any further information regarding these items or anything else that could assist with our investigation, please contact Dorset Police.”

A 32-year-old man from Poole has been charged with burglary and is due before Poole magistrates later.

A 36-year-old woman from Bournemouth has been charged with handling stolen goods and is due before the same court on 5 January.


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