A CHARITY worker who helps the homeless and vulnerable is back on his rounds again following a Grimsby Telegraph appeal.
As reported, outreach worker Tony Cadwallader, 41, feared he would not be able to keep vital appointments with some of North East Lincolnshire’s most vulnerable residents, after a thief made off with his bike.
The cycle – which is the third he has had stolen while at work – was locked up outside the Harbour Place centre, when the thief struck at around 9.30am on Wednesday. The following day, we printed CCTV stills of him walking south along the west side of Freeman Street and spotting the bike, only to retrace his steps moments later, pull out a set of bolt cutters and ride away.
And, since then, he has been inundated with offers to replace the bike.
Although many people offered to help him get back in the saddle, he accepted his first offer from Balfour Beatty – but said he was very grateful to all those who had come forward.
Tony said: “You can’t do this sort of work in a car – you have to be on street level.
“I was lost without the bike and only got to two or three visits but now I have one back, I can do eight or nine a day.
“People have been really generous and I have had loads of offers and want to thank everyone.”
A spokesman for Humberside Police said they were still appealing for information about the theft.
He said: “We have had one call from someone who may have seen the thief making off with the bike but no other progress has been made.”
Can you help?
If you know anything about the thief, call the police on 101 and quote crime number 1908481.