Police in Belfast made a young boy's Christmas by replacing his stolen bike out of their own pocket - but the hunt for the stolen bike continues

Police officers in Belfast made a young boy’s Christmas when they kindly replaced his stolen bike in time for the holidays.

The boy, Adee, was left distraught when his bike was stolen from from the communal area of his family’s apartment.

But when his parents reported the theft to police at Dundonald station on the outskirts of Belfast, officers decided to club together to buy him a replacement before Christmas.

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“Recently officers in Lisburn & Castlereagh were contacted by the mother of a young boy, Adee, whose bicycle had been stolen from a communal area in their apartments,” said a post on the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Facebook page.

“The bike was one of Adee’s most prized possessions. Last night officers asked Adee’s mum Kirsty to bring him to Dundonald Station for a chat.

“Officers at Lisburn and Castlereagh heard about the incident and put their hands in their pockets to buy him another bike as they didn’t want to see him do without one this Christmas. Adee sat patiently with his mum and dad in the station and one of our officers told him to close his eyes.

“The officer produced the bike and Adee looked delighted and immediately whizzed around the station. We are all glad he’s a happy boy again. Merry Christmas Adee and ride safely young man.”

So, a happy ending to fill you with holiday cheer, but police are still investigating to find Adee’s first bike and the culprit and have asked for anyone with any information regarding the theft to contact them on 101.