Newspaper Boy Robbed of Bike- Gets Offer of Replacement in Hours!

“Last Night Friday 11th March 2016-  at about 4.20pm our paper boy was stopped and robbed of his bike by two men in a blue car, it was Peugeot type vehicle. It didn’t have registration plates attached.They screamed abuse at the paper boy then one robbed him of his bike, the other then followed the guy who rode off on his bike in the car.

It was a blue car. Any of our neighbours who have cctv that may have caputured this action in In Broad Lane North, can you either contact the police on 101 or me! The car followed the lad over the bridge by my house slowly, then after he apparently delivered my paper he was robbed of the bike outside 7 Broad Lane North.

Aaron now has no bike to deliver his paper round…..Doesn’t it want to make you sick! If you can help with this please do so…..“. I placed that note on my Facebook site last night. Before the evening was out, I had a Police Officer at my door, more than 3,000 readers had read what had happened.

One of my readers offered to start a collection with a £10 donation for Aaron to have a new bike, and another reader Mervyn Fulford offers him a mountain bike that he has at home!

Now how about that for generosity, and of course there is a mountain of concern for Aaron from dozens of other readers.

I will be in touch with Aaron’s parents later this morning about Mervyn’s fine act of generosity….In the meantime I want you great  people of Wednesfield North to know , that you  are just fabulous!

However if you do have a name of the scrots that did this to this young man. Please message me and I will pass the information onto the POLICE. My !cid_image001_png@01D0C3F7 Policeemail address is

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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