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Good samaritan splashes out for pickpocket victim
10:00am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
A BIG-HEARTED Gazette reader made sure Christmas wasn’t ruined for a girl whose phone was stolen by crooks four days after she was given it as a present.
When Michael O'Dwyer, from Clacton, heard about 12-year-old Jade De’Ath’s story, he immediately set about making things right for the schoolgirl.
Jade, from West Bergholt, was shopping in Colchester on December 29, when the £130 Blackberry phone was picked from her pocket.
But Mr O'Dwyer, 65, of Crossfield Road, dipped into his inheritance to buy Jade a new phone.
“I just thought I would like to help the girl and I had some spare money and thought ‘why not?’ he said.