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Appeal over wedding photos taken in Walsall break in

Amy Blount
Image caption Amy Blount with her wedding dress. She got married in the Lickey Hills last month

A bride is appealing for her wedding day photos to be returned after they were stolen during a break-in.

Amy Blount married husband Chris at a church in the Lickey Hills, Worcestershire, in January.

A friend of the couple acted as the wedding photographer, taking pictures throughout the day.

But his home in Walsall was broken into last week, and a laptop and hard drive where the pictures were stored was taken.

Image copyright Amy Blount
Image caption Friends managed to take some snaps on their phones so the couple have a few pictures of their day
Image copyright Amy Blount
Image caption The congregation were not allowed to take pictures in the church. Fortunately, the photographer emailed this one to the couple before the break-in

Friends and relatives invited to the 160-guest wedding took pictures on their phones, so the couple still have those to look at.

But only the official photographer was allowed to take pictures inside the church, so the Blounts, of Shard End, Birmingham, have no record of the ceremony.

"I was really devastated at the time (of the theft)," Mrs Blount said.

Image copyright Amy Blount
Image caption Amy Blount is hopeful that whoever finds the hard drive with the photos on will return them

"It's a very big day in my life and the photos represent the whole day."

West Midlands Police said they were called to a reported burglary in Somerset Road, Walsall, on 2 February.

An Apple Mac computer, a Canon EOS 600D camera and accessories were taken.

"If anyone knows of anything or happens to have the memory card or hard drive with the photos on, if they can return them that would be amazing," Mrs Blount said.

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