Firefighter Alan Bannon’s widow and child plead for stolen iPod return – BBC News

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Image caption Abi Bannon was five when her dad died in the fire at Shirley Towers in 2010

The widow of a “hero” firefighter has urged thieves to return his iPod which was a “musical hug” for his daughter.

Alan Bannon, 38, died alongside his colleague Jim Shears in a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton in 2010.

Charlotte Bannon said the iPod “was priceless” to the couple’s daughter Abi.

Mrs Bannon said she discovered on Thursday it had been stolen from her car parked on her drive in Bitterne.

‘Lost her daddy again’

Abi, aged 11, who was five when her dad died, listened to the blue iPod every day.

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She said: “I just want it back – every day I have this time when I listen to the music and I think of him.”

The device had 353 songs on it – including music from Pink Floyd, Korn, ACDC, Def Leppard and Limp Bizkit.

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Image caption Charlotte and Abi Bannon have appealed for the return of the iPod

Mrs Bannon said: “To her this was a connection with her dad, it made him alive again. It reminded her of her hero dad.

“I have one devastated little girl who feels she’s lost her daddy all over again.”

Anyone who finds the iPod nano is urged to put if back though their letterbox or hand it in to The Holy Saviour church, Bitterne.


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