Scooter theft brothers’ joy

Cameron Craig, 8, and his brother Jaran Craig, 7, with new scooters after their old ones were stolen. Daniel Haigh (not in picture) has offered to give them the scooters after reading a story in the Express.

Cameron Craig, 8, and his brother Jaran Craig, 7, with new scooters after their old ones were stolen. Daniel Haigh (not in picture) has offered to give them the scooters after reading a story in the Express.

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TWO brothers who had their toy scooters stolen have been given new ones by a complete stranger.

Cameron Craig, eight, and Jaran, seven, were left devastated when the valuable Christmas presents were taken from outside their house and a friend’s house in Thornes.

The Mount School pupils searched everywhere for them and police think they could have been taken by metal scrap thieves.

But this week Daniel Haigh, of Cycle Technology, gave the youngsters brand new scooters after reading their plight in the Express.

Their mum Heidi Craig, 44, of Thornes Moor Road, said: “It has restored my faith in human kindness.

“It got me down to think there were horrible people in this world who would take two children’s scooters.

“Cameron and Jaran put about 1,000 posters up, but we have had no response.

“They are over the moon and can’t believe it. They appreciate it so much and will definitely not be leaving them outside for a second.”

The bright orange Mad Dog Pro Stunt and bright blue Rage 2 scooters cost around £120 each and were stolen at around 8pm on Wednesday, January 25.

Mr Haigh, 37, of Thornes, has run the Caldervale Road business for a year after 20 years’ experience in the bike and scooter trade.

He said: “I felt for these couple of young kids who had their expensive presents taken.

“It is a shame that things like this happen. I felt sorry for them and wanted to help.”