By Tom Boddy
The camera, found by an off duty Wiltshire Police officer, has been claimed by the owner who lives in Guatemala.
Detective Constable Louise Elliott was walking at Liddington Castle in November when she discovered the camera in a ploughed field. An appeal was put out on Wednesday 6 January and within a few hours a cousin of the woman, who owns the camera, came forward and identified it.
David Waughn-Jones from Swindon said: “My cousin Monica was visiting the UK from Guatemala in 2014 and she visited Liddington Castle at the beginning of her holiday; that’s where she lost her camera, and although we returned to the location on three occasions to try and find it, we had no luck.
“A relative of mine saw the appeal in a local paper on Wednesday, recognised the picture of Monica, and called me.
“I contacted her straight away and she is over the moon. Monica has a sister visiting the UK at the moment, who flies back to Guatemala at the end of January, so she is going to take the camera home to her.”
The camera’s owner, Monica Webb, 25, said: “I really want to thank Louise for what she has done for me, I really appreciate that. I never imagined that someone would find my camera. Her act of kindness and honesty is great and it´s rare to find someone like her. I never imagined seeing my camera again.”