Sheffield widower reunited with iPad containing ‘irreplaceable’ photos of late wife

A devoted Sheffield widower has been reunited with photographs of his late wife after his stolen iPad was found among a haul of stolen goods.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 10:45 pm
Updated Monday, 9th September 2019, 10:47 pm

Fred Roberts’ iPad, which had the pictures of his wife Debbie on, was among a number of items recovered from an allotment in Stradbrook.

He was reunited with the photos after South Yorkshire Police posted an image of the screensaver from the stolen iPad on social media.

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Fred Roberts' iPad.

Mr Roberts told officers the device stored photographs of his late wife which were ‘irreplaceable’.

His daughter Debbie said having the iPad returned meant ‘everything’ to her dad.

Debbie Robinson, PCSO Curtis Briggs and Fred Roberts