SPORTING a broken arm, little Charley Eastough thought it was bad enough luck fracturing a limb on his birthday in June but now a thief has stolen his precious birthday present - a Toy Story bicycle.
The four-year-old from Shirley rode his favourite possession to his first morning in reception class at Blossomfield Infants School on Monday, along with mum Alison and brothers Archie, six and Jollie (Joseph Oliver) aged two .
When Alison collected him at 11.30am with younger brother Jollie and friend Stanley, it was by car and the busy mother completely forgot to put Charley’s bicycle in the boot, leaving it on the verge.
“I didn’t realise my mistake until we came to collect my eldest son from school at 3pm and found that the bike wasn’t in the boot.
“I hoped that some honest soul might have found it and taken it back up to school or handed it into the local police station, but no luck so far. I hope that one of your readers may be able to help.
“He had the bike for his fourth birthday in June and then wasn’t able to ride it for a few weeks as he fractured his arm at his own birthday party!”
Meanwhile another mum at the school called Alison to say that at around 12.30pm on Monday she had spotted a teenager aged around 17-18 riding a bike and carrying a Toy Story bicycle on Lawnswood Avenue in Shirley.
The police have been informed.
Alison added: “We will have to get him a new one because we cycle every day to school. Charley loves Toy Story and loves his bike so if anyone has found it or knows of anyone who has just got a new Toy Story bike please make my little boy happy again.”