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Plea after severely disabled man loses camera at beach

PUBLISHED: 14:50 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:50 30 January 2018

Matthew Biggs, pictured with his brother James, has lost his new camera on Winterton Dunes. Photo: Linda Biggs

Matthew Biggs, pictured with his brother James, has lost his new camera on Winterton Dunes. Photo: Linda Biggs

Linda Biggs

The mother of a disabled man who lost his camera on Winterton dunes is hoping for a lucky break as she appeals for help to find it.

Matthew Biggs was enjoying a day by the beach when his camera, a Christmas present from his carers, was shaken out of his bag by the rough terrain.

Although the 24-year-old, a wheelchair user with complex needs, cannot operate the device he delights in seeing pictures of his days out and pinning them up in his bedroom.

His mother Linda Biggs said she and his carers Lisa Stratton and Carolyne Aldous had been back to scour the route and ask at the cafe, but to no avail.

“It was on the top of his bag and jumped off because of the bumps,” Mrs Biggs said.

“There were some lovely pictures of Matthew in his wheelchair.

“He was born without part of his brain but he is a beautiful little lad and loves going out and about and taking pictures.

“He is just so sweet.

“Surely someone would not want to steal the camera, especially when they see his pictures on there?”

On the day, Friday January 19, they were not able to go too far because of his wheelchair but did go some way along the dunes and had a drink at the cafe.

Mrs Biggs said they were not near any long grass and hopes that someone has picked it up and maybe taken it home or handed it in.

She has also appealed via social media.

Matthew, who lives with his family in Reydon, near Diss, attends Attleborough day centre and was a student at East Coast College in Yarmouth as well as being a former pupil at The Clare School in Norwich.

His brother James, 27, is a championship golfer.

To reunite Matthew with his camera call Mrs Biggs on 077887 54872 or email biggslinda47@yahoo.co.uk.

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