MEDICAL equipment and records belonging to a family with a two-and-a-half year old child who has a life-threatening condition has been stolen from a car in Glastonbury.

Thieves broke into the victim’s vehicle at Shapwick Heath, Station Road, just before 4pm on Tuesday, February 4, and took a grey rucksack containing the medical equipment and health records for their daughter.

Investigating officer PC Alex Stacey said: "It’s hard to comprehend how anyone could steal medical equipment and health records belonging to a child.

"I would urge the offenders to examine their consciences and return these as soon as possible.

"While the medical equipment is replaceable, the medical records are not. They contain data and information dating from the child’s birth, some of which is not recorded anywhere else. This book is worthless to anyone other than the family involved.

"We know bank cards contained within the rucksack have since been fraudulently used in stores in Street, so it’s possible the bag has been dumped somewhere between Shapwick and Street."

If you can help, or have information on where the rucksack or medical equipment/book is, call police on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220028485.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111 or via the online form.