Diabetic loses rucksack in Barnstaple High Street

A 23-year-old diabetic is appealing for the return of his rucksack containing a laptop computer, insulin equipment and wallet which he lost when he was taken ill in Barnstaple High Street yesterday (Thursday). Will Murray, who works as a surf instructor

A 23-year-old diabetic is appealing for the return of his rucksack containing a laptop computer, insulin equipment and wallet which he lost when he was taken ill in Barnstaple High Street yesterday (Thursday).

Will Murray, who works as a surf instructor at Chivenor, experienced a "hypo" after using his laptop in Costa Coffee.

Three hours later when he came round at the bottom of High Street, there was no sign of the rucksack. Will thinks he may have put it down somewhere, but it has not been handed in to the police.

"I must have wandered around the High Street after leaving Costa Coffee, but I have no idea where I went," Will said. "The next thing I remember was this policeman advising me to go home."


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Will's father, Mike Murray, from Argyle in Scotland, contacted the Gazette to offer a �100 reward for the return of the rucksack and its contents.

"The laptop and medical equipment contain all Will's diabetic testing records, so it is important to get them back," Mr Murray said.

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The laptop is a black Dell Inspiron with distinctive stickers on it, including a Moroccan one.

The wallet contained money and credit cards. Also in the black rucksack were a couple of books, including a teach-yourself French book.

If anyone finds the rucksack, they should contact Mr Murray on 01546 830238.

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