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West Ham family left heartbroken after Spanish burglary

Isla Caton’s family were left heartbroken when burglars broke in their Barcelona home stealing a car and goods worth £40,000 plus priceless photos and memories on a laptop.
The West Ham-supporting Caton family from Hornchurch, have spent the past year in Barcelona where young Isla has been receiving specialist treatment for a rare form of cancer, neuroblastoma.

Around 3am on Friday, August 9th, burglars managed to damage the house’s electric gate and broke in through the back door where they stole items worth thousands of pounds  including their mobility car, Isla’s buggy, car seat and a laptop with all of their beloved family pictures.

“I was really annoyed at first when I just thought they stole the car but when I realised they had been in the house, that’s what scared me”, Nicola told the Newham Recorder from Spain.

“I was in bed when they were creeping into our house, going through our stuff with the kids in the house and that’s really scary.

“I’m just thankful and feel lucky that they came in and took what they wanted and left and no one was hurt.”

Nicola said: “I hate asking people for money, especially since we’ve been given so much help for Isla’s treatment already but we’re very grateful for everyone who’s been so generous and kind.

“It just goes to show you even though we got burgled, there are still so many wonderful people out there who want to do what they can to help when they don’t have to.”

Thankfully, Isla is now in remission and the family hope to be back in the UK by Christmas.

In the new year, they will then return to America for a vaccine to help prevent the neuroblastoma from returning.

Nicola said: “It is a lovely place but it’s not home so we’re looking forward to coming back at the end of the year!”

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter