Missing man - burglars steal video footage

Police are appealing for help from the public after the family of missing man Samuel Campbell endured more pain with the loss of irreplacable family video footage during a burglary at his former home.

The burglary is thought to have happened between Friday 20 June and Sunday 22 June. The house on the Kilgad Road, Ballymena was unoccupied since Mr Campbell went missing around three years ago.

Intruders are thought to have forced entry through a window to the back of the house and took a number of items including a Sony camcorder. The camcorder is particularly cherished by the family as it contains footage of Mr Campbell taken during Christmas celebrations. There is no copy of this footage available.

Police are asking for the assistance of the public in recovering the camcorder and returning it to Mr Campbell’s family. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the new non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.