Stolen bears return home after Free Press appeal

Brenda Crow with the bears which went missing from her garden.

Brenda Crow with the bears which went missing from her garden.

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A BRIDLINGTON couple have spoken of their delight at being reunited with a set of ornamental teddy bears which were stolen from their garden.

With the help of the Free Press, Jim and Brenda Crow appealed for information from the public after the bears – which were a golden wedding gift – went missing from the front garden of their home in St Anthony Road.

Within hours of the paper hitting the streets last Thursday, June Green, of Nostell Way, contacted the Free Press to say her daughter Michelle had found what was thought to be the ornamental bears.

Michelle had recovered the items after they had been abandoned by two youths in a field off 
Bempton Lane while she was out walking her mum’s dog.

Along with the set of ornamental bears there was also a plastic owl and a broken teddy bear left behind when the youths ran off.

The ornamental bears are now safely back in the hands of Mr and Mrs Crow, who have said a big thank you to Mrs Green and her daughter, as well as the Free Press for all their efforts in recovering the missing bears.

“Thank you to all concerned. It is nice to know there are still decent and considerate people about,” Mrs Crow said.

“Nice one Free Press,” she added.

And Mrs Green said she was just pleased to be able to help.

“I’m just glad they have got them back,” she said.