Liverpool FC gift to cheer up June

74-year-old June Buckley was the victim of a 'bogus' burglary - a man tricked her into letting him into her house by saying he was a plumber and stole �60 from her purse - so to cheer her up the Castleford NPT got in contact with Liverpool Football Club and they sent her some merchandise for her grandson Nathan Baker who is a huge fan.  'Pictured L/R: PC Amy Tickle and Sarah Waites with the happy June and Nathan.

74-year-old June Buckley was the victim of a 'bogus' burglary - a man tricked her into letting him into her house by saying he was a plumber and stole �60 from her purse - so to cheer her up the Castleford NPT got in contact with Liverpool Football Club and they sent her some merchandise for her grandson Nathan Baker who is a huge fan. 'Pictured L/R: PC Amy Tickle and Sarah Waites with the happy June and Nathan.

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KIND-HEARTED police officers have helped provide a much-needed boost for an elderly Castleford woman who was the victim of a ‘bogus official’ burglary.

Police say June Buckley, 74, was left “upset and shaken” after a man posing as an official from the ‘water board’ stole £60 from her purse after convincing her to let him into her home.

When officers from Castleford neighbourhood policing team went to see Mrs Buckley, she talked to them about the her nine-year-old grandson Nathan – the “apple of her eye” and a massive Liverpool FC fan – and to cheer her up officers decided to ask the Merseyside club for merchandise for the youngster.

The memorabilia was presented to Nathan on Friday.

PC Amy Tickle said: “While speaking to Mrs Buckley it was apparent that her grandson was the apple of her eye and was an avid Liverpool fan. I wrote to the club and they very kindly sent the memorabilia.

“Giving Nathan the gifts was absolutely brilliant and his face was a picture.

“We also want to highlight the importance of residents being aware of the dangers of bogus callers.”