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William’s open letter to truck thieves

William O'Brien, seven,from Pontefract, saved �60 to buy a trundle truck he used to help his dad and put out spare apples and the like for neighbours, and now it has been stolen.

William O'Brien, seven,from Pontefract, saved �60 to buy a trundle truck he used to help his dad and put out spare apples and the like for neighbours, and now it has been stolen.

HEARTBROKEN youngster William O’Brien has written a letter to thieves who took the trundle truck he had saved up £60 by doing odd jobs to buy.

William, seven, had left the truck outside his home on Lynwood Crescent in Pontefract filled with glass jars he had collected for a charity project, when it was taken last Wednesday night.

His mum Sam, 39, said: “William saved up for about six weeks to buy the truck, he did all sorts of jobs, like helping in the garden, to save the money for it.

“He was so angry when it was taken, he felt he needed to write a letter to whoever stole it and asked me to tell everyone what had 
happened.”

William and Sam wrote the letter to the thieves together, which they have left outside their home.

Sam said: “We haven’t reported it to the police, but we’re hoping the person who did it sees the letter and realise exactly the effect something so small has had.”

She added William had been using the truck all summer, at music festivals where he collected water in it, helping his dad in the garden, and even leaving surplus fruit and vegetables outside their home for neighbours to help themselves to.

Sam said: “It was taken from the side of the house, full of glass jars. William had been around all the neighbours asking them for the jars for a charity project we are working on in North Yorkshire with more than 100 children, to make glass lanterns for a Christmas parade.

“We only have two weeks to collect all those jars again as well.”

 

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