VIDEO: Musicians left 'gutted' after equipment is stolen

A musician from Halifax says she is "gutted" after equipment worth tens of thousands of pounds was stolen from her studio.

Ellie Meredith had played at Ripponden Christmas Market with her husband Harry on Sunday before numerous items of their equipment was taken from their studio in Rishworth.

Harry and Ellie Meredith with one of their saxophones thieves left behind.

Harry and Ellie Meredith with one of their saxophones thieves left behind.

The items stolen were a Yamaha soprano saxophone worth around £3,000, a tenor saxophone worth around £2,000, a keyboard, a mixing desk, speakers, studio headphones, a DJ controller, an imac and an ipad pro.

Ellie, who has been a professional musician for five years, said: "They're not easily replaced because each saxophone, although they're the same make, feels slightly different, and you put your heart and soul into it.

"We're pretty gutted and upset about it. We felt quite vulnerable when it first happened but now we just feel angry and frustrated.

"They've obviously watched us play at the Christmas Market and followed us home.

"It was raining so we'd left the equipment in the studio to dry, which is where they've nabbed it all.

"It's just miserable. You don't like to think there are people around like that, but there obviously are.

"The soprano saxophone was the first one I bought for myself when I was at university and saved up for it.

"It's just so frustrating that people feel they can take your stuff when you've worked so hard for it."

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called at about 4.15pm on December 4 to a report of a break-in at a music studio in Sowerby Bridge on Sunday.

"The incident occurred at about 6pm on Sunday, December 3 after suspects forced their way into a premises at the Rishworth business complex and stole equipment including a silver Yamaha Saxophone, two Bose F1 speakers a Roland keyboard, Apple Imac and an XDJ mixing station.

"Crime prevention officers have been in contact with the victims and anyone who has information about the theft, or who is offered equipment matching these descriptions in suspicious circumstances, is asked to contact Calderdale Police on 101 referencing crime number 13170566500.”