Heart­break at theft of brother’s pho­tos

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY STEVEN RAE

Kevin Payne, 41, of Kinghorne Road near Dundee Law, said a num­ber of per­sonal items were taken dur­ing the break-in.

The IT man­ager said he could ac­cept that he would never see the money taken from his wal­let and from his wife Pauline’s purse, which was stolen while he and the rest of his fam­ily were sleep­ing up­stairs.

But he said the pic­tures of his brother Si­mon, who died in 2014 aged 31, had “price­less” sen­ti­men­tal value and he urged any­one who finds his wal­let with the pho­tos to come for­ward.

The fa­ther-of-three said: “We were bro­ken into on the night of Satur­day April 21 or the early hours of the Sun­day morn­ing.

“They took a few things in­clud­ing my wal­let and my wife’s purse.

“My­self and my three teenage daugh­ters were sleep­ing.

We came down and no­ticed the stuff was miss­ing and that en­try had been forced to the kitchen.

“We were ob­vi­ously very upset and a bit scared but we’ve put things in place to se­cure the house.

“And the fam­ily are all safe, which is the main thing.”

Po­lice ar­rived af­ter the in­ci­dent and are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Kevin said he was keep­ing his fin­gers crossed that a mem­ber of the pub­lic might find his wal­let dis­carded some­where in Dundee and hoped they would hand it in to the po­lice.

He said: “I know I’m not go­ing to get the money back. That will be long gone.

“But there are pic­tures of my brother, some cards he used to carry and things like that.

“With him pass­ing away they have price­less sen­ti­men­tal value and I’m ob­vi­ously dev­as­tated.

“I’m hop­ing maybe a dog walker or some­one walk­ing about no­tices it,” Kevin added.

“I’m not both­ered about the money. There wasn’t a lot in my wal­let but who­ever broke in would have taken the money and dumped the wal­let al­most straight away I would have thought.

“If any­one comes across it, please get in touch with the po­lice.”

A MAN has been left “dev­as­tated” af­ter thieves sneaked into his house while he slept and stole a wal­let that con­tained pic­tures of his late brother.

MORE than 100 dog-lovers and their four-legged friends headed to Perth yes­ter­day for Pup­pies and Prosecco, the ea­gerly-awaited launch of new tourism web­site Dog Friendly Perthshire.Pup­pies and Prosecco was the first event of its kind in Perth and was held at the Green Room, the city’s largest dog-friendly venue.

Kevin Payne

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