Daughter is 'very much alive'

Police are to speak again to a man who claimed his only pictures of his dead daughter had been stolen. A report in Saturday's EDP - based on a media release put out by Norfolk Constabulary and published in good faith - described how police were appealing directly to the burglar to return items of great sentimental value, including a DVD and negatives of Simon Fordham's daughter Hannah.

Police are to speak again to a man who claimed his only pictures of his dead daughter had been stolen.

A report in Saturday's EDP - based on a media release put out by Norfolk Constabulary and published in good faith - described how police were appealing directly to the burglar to return items of great sentimental value, including a DVD and negatives of Simon Fordham's daughter Hannah.

Mr Fordham, 38, had his flat in Apsley Road, Yarmouth, broken into on Wednesday afternoon.

It has since emerged that Hannah, 11, and her twin sister Holly are still alive and living with their mother in Norfolk.

Det Con Neil Starland, of Yarmouth CID, said: "It appears his daughter is alive and well. We are trying to get to the bottom of it, but we are still treating it as a burglary."

Joy Giles, Hannah's grandmother, said: "Hannah is very much alive. She has never had meningitis and never been in Addenbrooke's Hospital. She has never been in hospital in her life."

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We apologise for any confusion caused by the report in Saturday's paper and for any distress caused to the family.