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Specialist computer recovered, Plymouth


Teenager reunited with stolen item

Police who were investigating a theft of a specialist computer which enables a teenage girl in Plymouth to communicate have now recovered the item.

The Liberator Eyegaze machine, valued at £5,000, has now been returned to the Plymouth family and to the teenage girl who has cerebral palsy.

Officers were alerted to a Cash Converters store by staff after they recognised the item which was being offered to them for sale because of its particular use and because they were made aware of the theft earlier in the year.

The item was originally taken from a motor vehicle which was parked on Marazion Way in Pennycross in Plymouth on Monday 8 January 2018.

Detective Inspector Paul Weymouth from Charles Cross Local Investigation said: “The family are delighted that this item has been recovered and can once again be used by their daughter.

“Thanks must go out to the staff of Cash Convertors in New George street Plymouth, whose vigilance resulted in the recovery of this item.”

A 41-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A 37-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested on suspicion of assault a constable in the execution if his/her duty, burglary, handling stolen goods and theft from a motor vehicle. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.     


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