Thief makes Honiton boy's day

A THIEF with a conscience has made a Honiton boy s day – by returning his stolen tractors.

A THIEF with a conscience has made a Honiton boy's day - by returning his stolen tractors.

As reported in the Midweek Herald last week, Oscar Evans, four, was left heartbroken when he realised his two ride-on toys had been stolen from his parents' car port at Highfield.

Within hours of our story hitting the streets, the thief returned and left the tractor's in the Evans' garden.

"I just couldn't believe it," said Oscar's mum, Magdalene.

Oscar's dad, Mark, said: "The tractors were returned overnight last Wednesday.

"They were put in our garden, from the side.

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"Whoever did it didn't want to be seen."

Mr Evans is full of praise for the thief. "He or she was good enough to bring the toys back.

"They had a conscience, and could have just dumped them."

The tractors had been missing for three weeks.

The Evans' neighbour, Maureen Preece, kindly sourced a secondhand, ride-on digger for Oscar to use - to take his mind off the thefts.

Police in Honiton were pleased to hear Oscar has been reunited with his treasured tractors.

Sergeant Martin Burrow said: "This is an example of the police and the press working together for a good result.