British singer Natasha Bedingfield is livid after her laptop computer containing new songs and lyrics was stolen as she travelled through Heathrow Airport, near London.

The 22-year-old star - who recently scored a UK number one single, THESE DAYS, and currently holds the British number one album, UNWRITTEN - has lost work that is potentially worth millions.

Bedingfield was returning from a holiday with the electronic device when it went missing. A baggage handler is suspected of the theft.

A source says, "Natasha thought the computer would be safe in her luggage. But when she opened the suitcase she found it was missing. She's devastated."

A music industry insider says, "She is the biggest name to hit the charts in years. The material on the computer could be worth millions."

15/09/2004 02:43