King’s Lynn pupils delight as stolen trikes return to school

Almost all the stolen trikes have been returned to Fairstead Community Primary School's reception children. Reception class children with their teacher Mrs Chloe Hoare (from left): Ryley Bull, Sandra Frolova, Leon Dowd and Amaru Casaleiro. ANL-140512-114221009
Almost all the stolen trikes have been returned to Fairstead Community Primary School's reception children. Reception class children with their teacher Mrs Chloe Hoare (from left): Ryley Bull, Sandra Frolova, Leon Dowd and Amaru Casaleiro. ANL-140512-114221009

Smiles have returned to reception pupils after trikes stolen from their primary school have been found.

Fairstead Community Primary School youngsters were upset when thieves had broken into a shed and stolen trikes and scooters.

But headteacher Hazel Spinks says the equipment is gradually returning to the school in William Booth Road.

She said: “The children are very happy to have their bikes returned.

“They were disappointed and upset by the theft. This equipment is used by reception and nursery children.

“The bikes were found in brambles and children have spotted these and told the school.

“They have been gradually coming back but there is just one bike which has not been returned.”

Thieves broke into the shed on November 28 and stole five trikes, a scooter and two school tables.

Mrs Spinks said: “Who-ever has taken them probably realised they could not get rid of them every easily.”

The trikes are popular with reception and nursery pupils at the school but are expensive costing £200 to £300 each.

This is not the first time the trikes have been stolen from the school.

In 2010 four bright yellow and orange trikes were stolen during the theft.

Officers are still appealing for more information into the latest theft.

Investigating officer PCSO Nikki Watson said: “We are still appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the incident.”

If you have any information contact PCSO Nikki Watson at Lynn police station on the 101 number.