A young boy is “over the moon” to be reunited with his treasured mountain bike, following an appeal in last week’s Journal.
The father of nine-year-old Alfie Fairbairn made a plea through the newspaper for the thief who took his son’s bike from the shed at Belton Lane Primary School to return it.
Instead, a parent of a boy at another school called the headteacher at Belton Lane to say the bike has been found abandoned.
This week, Alfie, of Sunningdale in Grantham, said he was happy to have his bike back.
He added: “I was devastated when it was stolen. It was one of the best bikes that I’ve ever had.”
His mother, Sabrina, 33, said: “He came running in from school on Friday saying ‘I’ve had the best day ever!’ He had a bit of paper with a phone nuumber of who had the bike.”
Luckily, it was not damaged and just needed a wipe down.
Alfie said: “It’s good to get it back.”