Wisbech mum thanks ‘little angel’ Daniel who set up a JustGiving page to buy her son a replacement bike - more than £1,400 has now been raised
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A Wisbech mum whose 13-year-old son was attacked and robbed of his Suzuki motorbike is thanking the “little angel” who set up a fundraising page which has raised £1,413 in a week to buy him a replacement.
Daniel Sobey-Harker launched a JustGiving page last Wednesday (25) 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.
The victim’s mum said: “I’ve been speechless.
“How one person that’s not related to any members of our family could put so much effort in for a child, who is really a stranger, is just amazing.
“We never thought about raising any finances because I was more concentrating on supporting my son.
“You don’t really get many people around here doing things like this.
“Daniel is just a little angel. I think he’s doing it just because he’s a good, kind person. He’s gone beyond any expectations.”
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Daniel, who lives in London, will travel to Wisbech to meet the boy and his mum in the next few weeks and buy him a new bike.
He is also going to take the boy shopping so that he can buy safety items with the remaining money.
“Seeing my son having hope and making him feel happier in this difficult time is just lovely,” the victim’s mum added.
“Although he still doesn’t feel comfortable being around people and is a little insecure. It could take a bit of time, but Daniel’s just given him a huge surprise.
Daniel, who set up the page with a target of £601, said: “It’s quite heart-warming how many people have come together to donate money.
“Because there’s a good amount of money left over, I’m going to go shopping with him to get him some safety bits.
“It’s something that shouldn’t happen to anyone, but for each of the two attackers there’s been 20 or more people wanting to help. He seems like a good kid.
“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.”
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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.”