A tortoise worth £1,000 is one of many possessions to have been stolen during a recent burglary in Whitchurch. Sheila Hatton left her residence unoccupied for just 30 minutes and discovered upon returning that her 9-year-old pet Jessy, as well as a £10,000 BMW and a Blackberry, were missing. Speaking to the Whitchurch Herald, Hatton explained that she is petrified her beloved companion will die in the extreme weather currently sweeping the country. “It has been very upsetting, and I would dearly love to get Jessy back,” she said.                                   –DS