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Benwick youngster, Myles, is all smiles after stolen balance bike is replaced by kind business owner



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A three-year-old boy was left heartbroken after someone stole his balance bike from a town park but thanks to a local business there was a happy ending.

Sophie Smith said her son Myles couldn't believe it when his bike was taken from Chatteris Pocket Park after it was accidentally left there following a family outing on Sunday May 22.

The mum of two from Benwick said: "We went to visit my mum and step-dad in Chatteris and decided to go and have a kick about with some new balls I had just bought. There was me, Myles, his brother Ralph and my boyfriend.

Myles was heartbroken when his balance bike was stolen from Chatteris Pocket Park, but he has now been given a new one. (57002641)
Myles was heartbroken when his balance bike was stolen from Chatteris Pocket Park, but he has now been given a new one. (57002641)

"While we were playing a little girl went past and Myles thought she was riding his balance bike because her's was just the same as his. But I told him it wasn't because his was in the boot of the car.

"Like any three-year-old he immediately wanted to get it out and ride it, but then when it came time to go we were so busy gathering up the footballs and everything else it got forgotten.

"It was only when we got home that we realised it was missing, and then someone posted a photo of it on the Chatteris Facebook page propped up by a table in the Pocket Park. By the time we had got there to pick it up, it had gone. We searched high and low and Myles told everyone he saw that his bike was missing.

This photo of Myles' balance bike was put on Facebook after it was left at the Pocket Park - but it was gone when the family went to get it.
This photo of Myles' balance bike was put on Facebook after it was left at the Pocket Park - but it was gone when the family went to get it.

"He was absolutely heartbroken. It had been a Christmas present from his Nanna and Grandad and he loved riding it. I know it was my fault that it was there to be taken, because I forgot to pick it up, but I couldn't believe someone just went and took it after it had been posted on Facebook - it seemed such a mean thing today.

"I posted about it being taken on Facebook and then Christopher Bruce from Brucie's Bikes in Huntingdon got in touch and offered Myles a replacement. He was absolutely thrilled and has been riding it everywhere since he got it including to nursery.

"We are really grateful to Brucie's Bikes and can't thank him enough for being so kind. We just hope that whoever took the old one took it for a child to enjoy and not to make a bit of quick cash. If they did take it for money, then I hope they think about the upset they caused."



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