Plea to find phone filled with pictures and videos of late son, lost on visit to Warwick Castle - The Stratford Observer
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12th Aug, 2022

Plea to find phone filled with pictures and videos of late son, lost on visit to Warwick Castle

A HEARTBROKEN mum is urging people to help her track down a lost phone filled with pictures and videos of her son who died in January.

Zoe Elliot was visiting Warwick Castle on Sunday (April 2) when she lost her black Sony Xperia and is desperate to locate it.

Her son Callum was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just months old and had undergone surgery and radiotherapy to remove it.

But the tumour returned and on January 9 – just weeks before Callum’s fifth birthday – he passed away.

Zoe, from Thame in Oxfordshire, had been using the phone only as a way to take good quality photos and videos of Callum and her two daughters, 12 year-old Mia and seven month-old Ellie.

She told The Observer: “I haven’t brought myself to watch so many of the videos on the phone since Callum died. He was such a character, always so happy, and those videos mean I can hear his voice again.

“I cried so much Sunday night when I realised I had lost the phone but all the people sharing my post about finding it has given me hope.

“I’ve checked my Google account as I had another phone after this one – the photos saved and not the phone I have lost.

“The battery will be dead, the power button takes a few presses and the phone is a bit temperamental so I only used it for the quality of the camera. I’m just hoping if someone has picked it up they won’t think it’s broken if it doesn’t turn on.

“The staff at Warwick Castle have been great and are even checking the CCTV to see if they can find out what happened or where the phone ended up.”

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