OAP robbed of Xmas cash is gifted £1k

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN - BY JIM HARDY

AN OAP robbed of £1,000 she saved to buy her great­grand­kids Christ­mas gifts has got it back after do­na­tions flooded in from strangers moved by her plight.

Betty Adams, 90, was sit­ting on a bench near her home when a woman dis­tracted her and swiped the cash from her bag.

As news spread, res­i­dents in her flats started a fundrais­ing page – which yes­ter­day stood at £1,055.

Betty said: “It was very nice of them as I don’t know them. But to do that is very kind.

“I wanted to buy the chil­dren sweets and toys.”

Han­nah Ham­mond, 33, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said “I’m so glad Betty can now get her presents.”

Sus­sex Po­lice said they are prob­ing the theft in Kemp Town, Brighton.

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