A grieving mother has described her distress after her house was burgled just days after she buried her child.
Thieves ransacked the bedroom of eight-year-old Chloe McCance and stole a laptop containing the last photographs of the young girl.
Christmas presents for Chloe’s three-year-old brother were also taken during the burglary, which happened when the family was out of the house, at Sinclair Avenue in Bangor, Co Down, on Friday night.
Her mother, Lynda McCance, has appealed for the return of the computer.
“We can’t believe that after everything we’ve been through that it could get any worse,” she said.
Chloe had the rare degenerative illness Batten’s Disease and died earlier this month as a result of a chest infection.
While she appeared healthy at birth, Chloe was diagnosed with the life-limiting condition when she was just 18 months old.
People with Batten’s Disease are affected in different ways but common symptoms include visual impairment resulting in blindness, epilepsy, muscle spasms, decline of speech, language and swallowing skills and the loss of mobility.