Northern Ireland

PSNI officers turn Santa after boy's bike is stolen

Adee with his mum Kirsty and his brand new bicycle at Dundonald Police station Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Adee with his mum Kirsty and his brand new bicycle at Dundonald Police station

Police officers in Northern Ireland have made one young boy's Christmas after buying him a bicycle to replace a stolen one.

The boys mother recently reported that his bicycle had been taken from the communal area in their apartments.

Adee, who has Aspergers Syndrome, is a keen cyclist and his bicycle was one of his most prized possessions.

After hearing about the incident, officers from Lisburn and Castlereagh, bought him a new bike.

'A very happy boy'

On Wednesday evening, police asked Adee to come to Dundonald police station for a chat.

He arrived at the station with his mum and dad, and was asked by one of the officers to close his eyes.

The officer brought out the gift, which he then took on a test ride around the station.

According to PSNI Castlereagh's Facebook page, Adee is "a very happy boy again".

As the search for Adee's first bicycle continues, police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.