Student appeals for missing flute


A talented Barton Peveril ‘A’ level music student has lost her prized flute while travelling to college and fears it may have been stolen.


The student boarded a Blue Star college bus from Warsash Rd (Campion Close area) on Friday at 07.45 to travel to College. She had her Trevor James Virtuoso flute in a black case with her and sat upstairs with other students on the student only bus)). The bus arrived around 08.30 in Eastleigh.


At about 9am she realised she was missing the flute and contacted Blue Star, but the flute had not been found.


Police fear someone has stolen the instrument and have made enquiries with music stores and traders – the flute is a rare model and would attract attention.


The student, who plays in both the college and Warsash Band, is distressed over the loss. She bought the instrument about 18 months ago and has been practising hard for her ‘A’ level examination recital with it.


She is now being forced to use a spare, inferior instrument which will impact on her performance

Her Father, Kevin Reeve, appealed for information and said he thought it was possible someone may have picked it up with the intention of handing it in as lost property but has not had the opportunity to do so yet.


He implored

“If you have the flute please remember you have the outcome a student’s musical exams in your hands. Please hand it in to lost property or contact the police if you haven’t yet been able to do so”.

Mr Moore said his daughter would be “over the moon” if she was reunited with her instrument.


If you have the flute – or know where it is please contact Eastleigh Police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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