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£200raised of £160 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £200 to help restore a young boy's faith in the kindness of strangers after we let him down

    Funded on Sunday, 8th October 2017

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    Story

    Today I was on a busy train when two men got on and targeted a young lad who was sat on his own....they put him in a headlock and started to punch him in the face and throw him across the aisle and continue to beat him and hold him down. I was sat behind them with my two very small children and the whole thing happened in front of us. Out of sheer panic got up and moved my pram away and started asking the other passengers to call 999 as a boy was being attacked. I hope out of fear everyone ignored me and put their heads down. The young lad called out "help me please someone!". With two small children with me I felt utterly helpless and I am ashamed to say I put mine and their safety first and didn't step in. At the next stop the two guys casually stared at me and walked off the train with the boy's wallet and phone as if nothing had happened. Nobody challenged them, followed them or came to see if the young boy was ok. I went over to him and asked him if he was ok - he was clearly shaken and upset and he asked me "why didn't anyone do anything - there were so many of you and nobody did anything". I felt utterly helpless and apologised. At the next stop I suggested he got off with me and we call the police and I would drive him home. While we were waiting he was very quiet but I managed to find out his name and address and that he is 16 years old and in college. He had saved for a year to buy his iPhone 6 and had had it less than a week. The police arrived and took over and he went with them to see if they could spot the guys - sadly I doubt they will ever be caught. I know that there are worst disasters happening all around the world but i felt so bad for this poor boy and so ashamed that we all stood by and let those horrid men hurt and rob him. I would love to be able to raise the £150 he spent on his phone so he can at least replace it.

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    • Katherine11 months ago
      Katherine

      Katherine

      11 months ago

      Thank you to everyone who donated - in one night we've managed to raise more than enough for this lad to replace his phone and hopefully be able to take out insurance on it. Am going to let him know today and hope he can see there is more good than bad in the world and put this awful experience behind him. Thank you all again xxx

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    Supporters

    11

    • Sarah Aylen

      Sarah Aylen

      Sep 9, 2017

      Well done, Katie....so kind and thoughtful. X

      £20.00

    • Tara Johnston

      Tara Johnston

      Sep 8, 2017

      Hopefully this restores some of his faith in mankind. Sorry you had to witness this and even sorrier for the poor boy. x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 8, 2017

      £20.00

    • Emma Whitehouse

      Emma Whitehouse

      Sep 8, 2017

      Such a horrible situation for all involved. Good on your for getting off the bus with him though. I think this is such a lovely thing to do. Proud to be your friend. xx

      £20.00

    • Helen Robinson

      Helen Robinson

      Sep 8, 2017

      Good luck to the lad x

      £10.00

    • Emma Chapman

      Emma Chapman

      Sep 8, 2017

      £20.00

    • Tori Chisholm

      Tori Chisholm

      Sep 8, 2017

      Hope he gets a great new phone. Just awful x

      £20.00

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