Nine-year-old heartbroken after theft of bike he spent two years saving for (From This Is Lancashire)
Nine-year-old heartbroken after theft of bike he spent two years saving for
A CYCLING-MAD youngster has been left devastated after the bike he spent two years saving up for was stolen over the bank holiday weekend.
Nine-year-old Ewan Gibson put away his birthday and Christmas money to purchase a brand new £260 Trek bike in June.
Ewan, who attends Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Primary School in Elton, wanted a new bike but was encouraged to save by parents Catherine and Matthew. Catherine, director of sustainable buildings company Energy Council, said: “Why do thieves think they are entitled to anyone’s property?
“Especially that of a little boy who has had it instilled in him he has to save for something if he wants it badly enough. My little boy seems to think the police will sort it out — if only!
“We have only received a crime reference number for insurance purposes and no visit from them.
“How does this prevent criminals from doing this over and over again?
The bike is white and blue and has “Trek” written across the bar and the word “Bontrager” on the wheels in large white letters.
As well as Ewan’s bike and another bike, garden equipment including a petrol lawnmower and hedge trimmer was stolen.
Dad Matthew, also a director at Energy Council, added: “Ewan is really gutted now he hasn’t got a bike anymore.
“It is such a shame — we always tell him to be careful and look after his possessions, but you just can’t plan for something like this.”
The bike’s unique frame number is SWTU338SF0053G and anyone with information can call Matthew Gibson on 0781 699 5122.
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