Fundraising page to buy Wisbech boy, 13, a replacement Suzuki bike after attack and robbery reaches £811 in two days
PUBLISHED: 10:58 27 January 2017
A JustGiving page to buy a 13-year-old Wisbech boy a replacement off-road bike after he was attacked and robbed of it at the weekend has raised more than £800 - beating the original target of £601 in just two days.
Daniel Sobey-Harker set up the page yesterday after he read that the victim, who had saved for eight months to buy a £600 Suzuki, was kicked, punched, ran over and robbed – just three days after buying the bike.
Having donated £21 to the campaign, he said: “As a motorcyclist myself I know the joys of going for a ride and while it can be dangerous, the only risks he should face are ones faced on a trail.
“Ideally I would like to raise enough so that he can replace the bike and continue his interest in motorcross.
“While I cannot contribute much I hope this will take the sting out of the incident a little.”
The article was shared around on a number of motorbike enthusiast pages on Facebook added the 28-year-old, who is a community manager at a London-based start-up food company called Central Dish.
“It’s a terrible thing that’s happened, but there’s quite a few people I’ve messaged who are happy to donate.
So far £276 has been raised – 45 per cent of the £601 target.
One person who donated £20 said: “Really upsetting story - hope the lad makes a full recovery and we can get him a new bike.”
Another who gave £10 said: “I hope that you like your new bike! All the best in life.”
Click here to donate.
The attack happened near the Thomas Clarkson Academy (TCA) on Corporation Road at 4.45pm on Sunday (22).
Detectives are hunting the assailants, thought to be two men aged between 20 and 25.
The mother said her son had saved pocket money to buy the off road bike. She said he went out of the house and pushed the bike around Railway Road, Queens Road and Weasenham Lane before the attack happened.
She said when they were near the TCA two men started to walk towards her son.
When her son was found on the pavement “he was still conscious but panicking, crying, screaming and bleeding from the mouth”, she added.
He was treated at hospital but allowed home: his mother said he would return to school later in the week.
A police spokesman said: “If you were in that area at approximately 16:45hrs on Sunday January 22, or have seen a bike matching that description please call 101 in confidence and quote CF0037860117, or call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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