Greenwich cops rescue Christmas for burgled Eltham family

This Is Local London: Greenwich response team C officers, pictured left to right: PC James Barningham, PC Carly Wilton, Police Sergeant Danny Ord, PC Wayne Gritter. Greenwich response team C officers, pictured left to right: PC James Barningham, PC Carly Wilton, Police Sergeant Danny Ord, PC Wayne Gritter.

GREENWICH cops rescued a 10-year-old boy’s Christmas in Eltham after callous crooks stole his family’s presents.

On Christmas Eve, PC James Barningham and PC Carly Wilton were called by an Eltham family who had been robbed of their Christmas gifts following a burglary at a relative’s house in Bexleyheath where the goodies were stored.

The Charlton-based response officers were moved to start a collection for the family which included the team’s recent £30 lottery win as well as a Lego set for the 10-year-old to replace his stolen gift.

They delivered £120 and the Lego set, which was donated from an online Dartford seller, on Christmas Day.

Police Sergeant Danny Ord, from Greenwich response team C, said: "We tried our best to help this family and were really pleased that we were able to bring some happiness to their household, after such a terrible start to the Christmas festivities.

"We are parents too and couldn't bear the thought that this family's Christmas was going to be ruined by callous burglars."

He added: "I didn't have a chance to spend Christmas with my two daughters as I was working, but the thought that our efforts helped another family and their young son made our shift worthwhile."

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12:57pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Joelo says...

such a nice story. People are always to eager to put down the police when most of them are geuine decent people in the job simply to make a difference
such a nice story. People are always to eager to put down the police when most of them are geuine decent people in the job simply to make a difference Joelo

1:51pm Mon 30 Dec 13

jaded1 says...

I bet the Daily Mail won't print this story. Fat lazy corrupt racists all of you!
I bet the Daily Mail won't print this story. Fat lazy corrupt racists all of you! jaded1

2:22pm Mon 30 Dec 13

AJ New Eltham says...

And Remember When Any Of Us Are In Trouble Who Do We Call Yes The Police Makes Me Wonder If They Wasnt Around What Would Happen.?????
And Remember When Any Of Us Are In Trouble Who Do We Call Yes The Police Makes Me Wonder If They Wasnt Around What Would Happen.????? AJ New Eltham

11:41pm Mon 30 Dec 13

camilla75 says...

Nice story!
My friend got burgled the other day, but they at least they left the presents wrapped under the tree.
Nice story! My friend got burgled the other day, but they at least they left the presents wrapped under the tree. camilla75

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