Specsavers in Clydebank is helping a Dalmuir youngster get back on the road after his beloved BMX was stolen.

Colin Crawford’s bike was taken from outside a local shop in Dalmuir on 24 January.

Staff at Specsavers read about Colin’s plight in the Clydebank Post and felt so sorry for the 11-year-old that they decided to buy him another cycle to cheer him up.

Local police are currently investigating the theft.

Looking out for local community

Specsavers store director Charles Kinsey said: ‘We were all shocked to hear Colin’s story and wanted to do something to help. It’s such a horrible thing for someone to do and for it to happen so soon after Christmas makes it even worse.

‘We try to be as active as possible in our local community and it’s important for us to show that we’re there for individuals and families who need a bit of help. We’re delighted to be making the donation.’

Colin’s mum Jayne Crawford said: ‘This is such a kind gesture – it means so much to Colin. He was shocked to see his bike being taken away and it’s had a real impact on him and his confidence. This has made him really happy and he’s absolutely delighted.

‘Thanks so much to everyone at the Specsavers store.’

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