Trainee nurse’s relief over stolen course work

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A student nurse who feared she would have to re-take her entire three-year degree after vital course work was stolen by thieves has been told she can continue her studies.

The trainee lost three years’ worth of work when her car was stolen from the driveway of a house in Pipit Avenue, Newton, on May 24. But now police, say the victim’s college has confirmed she will be not be kicked off the course.

However, she may still have to re-do some course work from her first and second years if the missing work can’t be traced and police are appealing for its safe return.

The trainee nurse’s ordeal began when she discovered her BMW had been taken from outside a house on Pipit Avenue on Saturday, May 24 at around 8.30am.

It is believed the offenders smashed a glass panel in the front door, stole the keys and then drove off in the car, which is a 63 plate.

Det Con Tracy Awbery, of St Helens CID, said: “We are obviously keen to trace the car that was stolen but the most important thing for the victim is the safe return of the coursework.

“She is a student nurse who is coming to the end of her course and the portfolio represents three years of hard work and dedication which cannot be replaced.

“She is obviously beside herself with worry and desperate for its safe return so that she can finish her course this summer and get on with her career.

“I would appeal to the offenders to search their consciences then get in touch to let us know where the car and coursework are.

“I would also urge anyone with information about this incident to contact us as soon as possible so that we can try to reunite the victim with her work.”

Anyone with information can call detectives in St Helens CID on 0151 777 6812 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.