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Friday, March 19, 2010

Sculpture of Girl Killed in Car Crash Stolen From School

18 Mar 2010 19:36 Africa/Lagos

Sculpture of Girl Killed in Car Crash Stolen From School

LONDON, March 18, 2010/PRNewswire/ --


- With Photo


We wanted to make an e-mail statement regarding the theft of the sculpture of our daughter Camilla in the early hours of Thursday 11th March.


Both my wife and I are absolutely devastated and numb with shock with regard to what has happened. The sculpture was paid for by donations to Camilla's memorial fund following her tragic death in a car accident on June 28th 2003. Camilla was a very popular and very happy pupil at Felsted School. Although none of you knew her personally, if you had, you would have been touched by her kindness, her generosity, her zest for life and her ability to see the good in every person she came into contact with. She was a very successful young sportswoman representing both school and county at hockey and would have been a very successful individual in whatever she did until her life was cut so tragically short.


The sculpture was commissioned as a sign to recognise her beautiful and positive outlook of her too short life. The sculpture was a positive statement celebrating her life and was a very popular commission supported by the school and all of her friends. For us as parents, we felt that her legacy would live on in an environment where she was so happy.


With regard to the theft, words fail us to describe our thoughts of the people who committed this crime. However, we want to focus our efforts on trying to get the sculpture back and would suggest this may be possible if all parties pull together in the same direction. The sculpture is the responsibility of the school so my wife and I do not intend to be interviewed or want to make any statement. This is the responsibility of the school and I have spoken to the Headmaster, Dr Mike Walker, who is fully supportive of our actions. In fact, he has already been interviewed by the BBC and this has appeared on television as well as their website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/8574274.stm).


We have sent details of the theft to the British Metals Recycling Association, the body that monitors the industry and they have promised to send out details to their members. Apparently, metal theft is a serious crime now but the perpetrators have no conscience as to what they steal and the money they make in selling on such a precious item as "scrap" is minimal.


We believe that the media will be interested in this as the original events surrounding the accident was high profile in both the local and national media. I feel that the media should contact the school for comment and any views on the circumstances of the theft. We are hoping that this be reported in as many newspapers as possible, in the hope that this precious sculpture can be returned to the people who love it most. It is almost a week now since the theft, so your urgent assistance is greatly appreciated.


I am willing to accept phone calls to talk but neither my wife or I want to be interviewed in front of cameras or microphones.


In anticipation, thank you for your help, in trying to recover this beautiful piece that represents such a beautiful, wonderful and kind person.


A picture accompanying this release is available through the PA Photowire. It can be downloaded from http://www.pa-mediapoint.press.net or viewed at http://www.mediapoint.press.net or http://www.prnewswire.co.uk.



Kind regards

David Hamilton
+44(0)7720-898524

Source: Protel

David Hamilton, +44(0)7720-898524