A PROUD mum has appealed for the return of a camera containing pictures of her footballer son.
Genevieve Augustine, of Crosland Moor, said she was devastated by the loss of the camera, which she had used to record the recent achievements of 16-year-old Lucas-Jordan Atkins.
They include shots of the Huddersfield Town Academy youngster autographing a shirt for a fan as well as images from his 16th birthday party.
Genevieve said the camera was in a pink handbag which she lost on a taxi journey from Armitage Bridge to her home at about 1am on Saturday, April 2.
She said she had contacted the taxi firm, AG Taxis, of Crosland Moor, as well as other taxi customers and the police.
But the handbag and camera have not turned up.
Genevieve, who works at Huddersfield lending library, said: "I am not attaching blame to anyone - it was my fault I lost the bag.
"But I just want the camera back.
"I am compiling a scrapbook for Lucas and there will be a whole chunk missing if I can- not get the images on that camera.
"I am not bothered about the other items in the bag, but those pictures mean a great deal to me."
Lucas was a baton carrier during the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
He has also danced with the Audrey Spencer School of Dance, Union Bank Yard, Huddersfield, and has represented Yorkshire schoolboys at tennis.
Anyone with information about the camera should contact Huddersfield police on 01484 436659.