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Police have a whip-round to raise money for 8-year-old victim of burglary near Grantham




Police officers have had a whip-round to raise money for a boy who was the victim of a burglary.

The eight-year-old boy, from Fulbeck, had his Christmas and birthday money, amounting to £80, stolen.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: "Our officers decided to have a whip round, and give it back. When PC James Knychala, PC Christopher Windsor-Beck and PS Dan McCormack were asked if we could share their good deed, the answer was 'do you have to?' They didn't want publicity for it, they just wanted the boy to have his money back."

Theyoung burglary victim is allowed to sit in a police car. (28239631)
Theyoung burglary victim is allowed to sit in a police car. (28239631)

The officers took round the cash and presented it to the surprised and delighted boy at his home.

The family, who don't want to be named, said that the boy smiled non-stop during their visit, and especially enjoyed his experience of putting on the police car lights.

The police spokesman added: "These Officers probably turned what would have been one of his worst childhood memories, into one of his best. Thank you James, Christopher and Dan! We are proud to work alongside you."

Police officers with the boy they raised money for after he was the victim of a burglary. (28239910)
Police officers with the boy they raised money for after he was the victim of a burglary. (28239910)

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