Halfords rides to the rescue after five-year-old's bike stolen

The retailer gave Emily a new bike after hers was stolen from outside her house.

A five-year-old girl has been given a new bicycle by Halfords after hers was stolen from outside her house.

Pc Ayling and Pc Gayson, from the Metropolitan Police, attended the scene of the theft in south-east London, but were unable to reunite the youngster, named Emily, with her bike.

The two officers then went to Halfords in Bromley to find a new bike for Emily, where the manager donated one of their bicycles to her.

The Metropolitan Police posted a photo of Emily with the two officers, saying she was “absolutely thrilled with her new set of wheels”.

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A force spokesman said: “After explaining the situation, the manager at Bromley Halfords was all too happy to help and donated a brand new bike for the little girl.

“The officers and Emily were totally blown away by Halfords’ generosity. After a distressing morning, it just took one simple act of kindness to turn Emily’s frown upside down.

The stolen bicycle has not been found, and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

A Halfords spokesman said: “We are delighted we could help Emily and we hope she enjoys her new set of wheels.”

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