THE search is on to find a Cheltenham couple whose personal photographs and documents were found on a hard drive bought at Hempsted car boot last year.
Adrian Emmerson, from Andoversford, picked up the external hard drive for £50 from a stall at the popular car boot last October but only recently tried to use it. When he did, he couldn’t believe what he found.
Mr Emmerson, who works for brain injury charity Headway, stumbled across endless files including photographs of a couple and scanned copies of their passports.
He believes the couple to be Glyn and Paula Jones as the photos on the passport match a picture of them sipping champagne.
Mr Emmerson is afraid to use the hard drive until he finds the couple and learns about what may have happened for their private files to end up on a hard drive at a car boot sale.
He said: “I only recently connected the hard drive and couldn’t believe it when I found all of these photographs of this couple and what looks like one of the parent’s 70th birthday. You never know what memories these photographs hold for them and I would hate to use the hard drive until I know what happened and how they came to be on here.”
Mr Emmerson cannot remember who he bought the hard drive from but wonders whether it has been stolen or genuinely sold on without having properly cleared the memory.
Now he is appealing for Mr and Mrs Jones to come forward. He believes they travelled to Australia in 2007 and were both born in Cheltenham, Mrs Jones in 1961 and Mr Jones in 1966. They have five properties listed in a document called ‘our houses’.
Are you the couple or do you know them? Call reporter Mike Wilkinson on 01452 698817 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org