A mum whose daughter died in a car crash is ‘grieving all over again’ after thieves stole her mobile phone – containing the last recording of her voice.
Carol Gradwell, 60, had cherished the voicemail which was by daughter Nicola Taylor, who died on January 10.
But she is heartbroken after thieves raided her home and stole her Samsung Galaxy containing the voicemail and the last photographs taken of Nicola.
The final message “Happy New Year Momma Bear” had not been downloaded and saved by Carol along with the photographs and other messages.
Carol, from Blackpool, Lancs., now fears she has lost her daughter‘s final words forever.
“I will never get over losing those messages and pictures,” she said. “It is like Nicola’s final words have been snatched from me.
“The phone will probably be sold for a few pounds or dumped without any realising the value of Nicola’s message to me.”
The thieves also took an Apple computer and an iPad belonging to Carol’s son Liam, 20, during the raid in the early hours of last Thursday morning.
Carol, who is partially blind and has a guide dog, said: “The phone and computers will probably prove to be useless to whoever has stolen them.
“Nicola was our world and we miss her terribly.
“It’s like being forced to begin the grieving process over again. It’s like losing her once more.
“I would appeal for anyone who has been offered the phone or any of the computer equipment to get in touch with the police.
“If someone has the phone, I would beg them not to delete the pictures or dump it.”
Nicola died was killed in a car crash on January 10 on Skew Bridge in Ansdell, Lancs.
Michael Wilson, 27, is due to appear at Preston Crown Court, charged with causing her death and drink driving.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Lancashire Police.