Essex

Two-year-old girl's orthopaedic boots found

Special orthopaedic boots belonging to the two-year-old daughter of Hollyoaks actress Carli Norris that were thought to have been stolen, have been handed in to police.

The handmade black leather boots disappeared from outside Colchester General Hospital earlier this month.

A replacement pair would have take four months to make.

Police had released CCTV images of a couple they wanted to trace, but said the boots had been handed in.

Ms Norris said her daughter, who has a disabling condition in both her feet, had already endured two painful operations and needed the boots to walk.

They were left behind by Ms Norris's husband, Gary Turner, after he collected them on 1 August.

He put the boots on top of the parking pay machine while selecting coins, but was distracted and walked away, leaving the shoes.

When the family returned to the machine, the boots were gone.

Essex Police had been trying to track down a man and woman who were a few places behind the family in the queue at the machine.

The force said the boots had been handed in at Clacton Police Station on Sunday morning and the girl's parents, who live in Colchester, planned to collect them as soon as possible.

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