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Pram theft girl smiles again

PUBLISHED: 02:36 19 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:13 03 March 2010

THERE'S a smile back on the face of a seven-year-old girl after a kind hearted reader replaced her stolen pram.

Rachael Cargill, who lives in south Ipswich, was devastated when her prized toy, which she received as a present for her seventh birthday, was stolen from outside her front door on New Year's Eve.

THERE'S a smile back on the face of a seven-year-old girl after a kind hearted reader replaced her stolen pram.

Rachael Cargill, who lives in south Ipswich, was devastated when her prized toy, which she received as a present for her seventh birthday, was stolen from outside her front door on New Year's Eve.

Having read of Rachael's distress The Evening Star was bombarded with calls offering to replace the stolen pram.

Rachael collected her new one on Sunday and was so happy that she was allowed to stay up later than normal to play with it to make up for lost time.

The seven-year-old's mother said: "I can't thank everyone enough who phoned in.

"A lady called Miss Collins offered Rachael a pram and as soon as she saw it she immediately wanted it. We are very grateful to her for her kind generosity."

The replacement pram, which can be used as either a buggy or pram, now takes pride of place in Rachael's bedroom.

Rachael is now extremely careful where she leaves her toys and always brings them inside for safe keeping. She says she even has to keep an eye on her sisters who have taken a liking to her new pram.

"My sisters Megan and Amy try to sneak it out of my bedroom when I am watching television so I have to keep an extra eye on it," she said.

Rachael's mother said: "It is so nice to see her happy again and back to her old self. "

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