Heartless thieves steal cancer sufferer’s birthday presents

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A Peak Dale woman who has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer has been left devastated after thieves made off with her birthday presents.

Stephanie Lund was rushed to hospital with a gaul bladder infection on Sunday December 4 after receiving her first chemotherapy session on the preceding Wednesday.

The sixty-two year-old grandmother-of-seven was feeling very low so colleagues at the Buxton school where she works clubbed together to buy her a selection of gifts to mark her birthday on Tuesday.

But the gifts and cards they left hung on the front door handle of her School Road home were stolen before Stephanie returned home.

She said: “I am so upset as my friends at work wanted to make this a special day for me.

“I can’t believe someone would stoop so low as to do this to me after all I am going through.

“If anyone at all saw anybody walking through Peak Dale with a gold bag, white bag and a plant, please let me know as soon as possible.”

Jayne McMillan, one of Stephanie’s colleagues, said: “The gifts were not of any significant value but it’s the principle, with her going through so much at the moment.

“It’s just shocking - this is just before Christmas and she is really poorly. We just want whoever has done this to feel really bad about it.”

The theft occurred at some time between 5-8pm.

If you have any information about the theft of the presents phone Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 16000405147.