Police officers from Hall Green have stepped in to donate toys to a family following a burglary at their home.
Just four days before Christmas, offenders broke into the home of a single mother and her four-year-old son in Baldwins Lane in Hall Green stealing Christmas presents and food.
Not wanting Christmas to be cancelled for the pair, Neighbourhood officers from the Hall Green heard about their misfortune and donated their left over tuck shop cash to buy toys to make sure the family were still able to celebrate the festive period.
PCSO Levani Lagidze, from Hall Green Neighbourhood, said: “We heard about what had happened to the family and we all just thought how awful it must be for them not to receive any presents on Christmas Day.
“We had some left over money from our tuck shop fund, so decided to donate the money to get them some presents to cheer them up.
“Although it will not replace the gifts that were stolen, we hoped it would bring some happiness to them.”
The 36-year-old mum said: “I was overwhelmed with the support from the team for both me and my son, and was really touched by the gifts. The icing on the cake was allowing my son to sit in the police car and put the flashing lights on. Thank you for your support.”
Being a victim of a burglary can be very distressing, even if nothing is stolen, the thought of a stranger being in your home can feel like a violation of your privacy and security. Victim Support can offer advice and support for victims, they can be contacted on 0808 1689 111. Remember to always report the crime to police on 101 or via the West Midlands Police website.