A student is appealing for help after her laptop was stolen containing a vital piece of university work.
Kate Gunning, aged 23, from Ivybridge, is studying Adult Nursing at the University of Plymouth and after her car was broken into last night she has lost her 5,000 word dissertation that is due in tomorrow.
Kate’s hard drive, which was backing up her work, was also in her laptop bag.
She said: “After all my hard work I can’t believe this has happened. I haven’t got time to do it all over again, this isn’t good.”
Kate has been offered a nursing job at Derriford Hospital, but on the condition of her passing her degree – however since this incident she is worried about whether this will still stand.
Geoffrey Gunning, Kate’s dad, is appealing to anyone who has any information to come forward.
He said: “She’s been working so hard and now she has nothing to show for it, the poor girl is desperate.”
A police spokesperson said: “It has been reported that a Vauxhall Corsa was broken into while parked on a driveway of Badgers Close in Ivybridge.
“Anyone with information should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number JI/123/77.”