‘I feel like I’ve lost a loved one’

A music teacher who had her saxophone stolen in Giltbrook says she feels like she has ‘lost a loved one’, and is appealing for help finding the instrument.

Natalie Reeve, who has been playing the saxophone since she was a child and has had this particular instrument for 13 years, said: “To many it would be worthless but to me it’s my life. I use it every day for work. It’s like I have lost a loved one.”

The Keilwerth alto saxophone was stolen from the boot of her Toyota Yaris in Hamden Street overnight on March 30,

It is shiny black, appearing bronze or grey in different light, with gold keys.

It is engraved with a ‘JK’ brand, has a floral design around the bottom bell of the instrument and also has the unique serial number of 102198 printed on it.

The black case features two car stickers – a red one saying ‘Brassery’ and a Scottish-themed sticker in blue and white.

If you have any information or have seen the saxophone, contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.