Hunt for good Samaritan

SIX teenage girls stranded at the seaside after missing the last train home today want to thank the mystery good Samaritan who paid for their taxi rides home.

SIX teenage girls stranded at the seaside after missing the last train home today want to thank the mystery good Samaritan who paid for their taxi rides home.

The youngsters had enjoyed a day out at Felixstowe Carnival, enjoying the big parade and the entertainment, when they went to catch the last train home.

But as two of the girls waited for their friends to catch up, the 10.55pm train back to Ipswich left without them.

"They were a bit frightened and didn't have enough money to get a taxi home," said Jenny Green, mum of Taris Green, 16, one of the girls involved.

"I don't drive, so I couldn't go and collect them.

"So they made their way back to the seafront because that was an area they were familiar with while they decided what to do.

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"They then bumped into two young men who were concerned about them because it was late and they were all nervous and my daughter was getting a bit upset.

"One of the young men then said he would pay for their taxi ride back to Ipswich and bless his heart he hailed two taxis and paid the drivers."

The man – who was in his 20s and called Simon – forked out more than £40 from his own pocket to pay the two cabs as the girls would not fit in one vehicle.

"He was brilliant and we cannot thank him enough," said Mrs Green, of Fitzwilliam Close, Chantry, Ipswich.

"That sort of thing doesn't happen much nowadays and it is so good to know there are decent people about who will help others when they are in trouble.

"He wouldn't give them his surname and said he didn't want paying back. But we would really like to find him and say a really big thank you to him and reimburse him because he was so kind."

The girls said the only other detail they knew about Simon was that he was a West Ham United fan and that he appeared to be local because he knew the area so well.

Are you Simon the mystery good Samaritan – or do you know who he is? Please get in touch with the Evening Star's Felixstowe newsdesk on 01394 284109 so we can put you in touch with Mrs Green and the girls you helped.

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