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Generous People Pull Together To Replace Stolen Bike

Tuesday January 7 2014


We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley


GENEROUS Barnsley residents clubbed together to replace a ten-year-old girl's bike which was stolen days after she got it for Christmas.

Ella Rich's new bike was stolen from her family's garage on Field Drive, Cudworth, on December 29, and the generous response was prompted by an appeal posted on our Facebook page.

Her mum, Lisa, put the picture on with a note explaining what had happened just in case someone spotted the stolen bike and it 'spread like wild fire'.

Less than 24 hours later, Ella opened the door to find a couple holding a new bike exactly the same as the one she'd lost.

"Her face just lit up", said Lisa. "We just couldn't believe it. We were absolutely astonished.

"It was the police who told us to put it on Facebook, just in case someone spotted it. It never crossed my mind that people would start raising money."

Ella's dad Andy is a keen mountain biker, and Ella had asked for a bike for Christmas so she could go with him.

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Reply Posted by jan on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 12:13
That is so super some really lovely people out there xxx but as for the scum that took it hope you are happy with what you did

Reply Posted by Greg on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 18:08
it was fat pugs that stole it

Reply Posted by Wot a laugh on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 20:46
Hope he dunt try avin a go on it! On a serious note whoever it was wants their fingers breakin :-) theiving gits!

Reply Posted by HappyDays on Sunday January 12 2014 at 10:16
How lovely that people chipped together to get her another bike! She wasn't careless and had it put away 'safe' in their garage, so I can imagine how gutted they were to find it had gone missing! - CCTV would be my next investment, that or a baseball bat, or both! ;)

Who the chuff is FAT PUGS, where do they come up with these names?!

Reply Posted by Richard on Sunday January 12 2014 at 10:17
That's really kind