Sick children's stolen presents are replaced in time for Christmas

Christmas presents for sick children which were stolen for from Great Ormond Street Hospital have been replaced.

Main entrance to the Great Ormond Street hospital
Main entrance to the Great Ormond Street hospital Credit: Press Association

Police say up to 20 presents, which had been bought using the hospital's charity fund, were taken between Friday and Monday.

Lord Sugar along with a number of electrical stores offered to pay for new presents.

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Disgusting that xmas presents were stolen from @greatormondstreet kids . Replace them and send me the bill to @stylfile

We have been overwhelmed by generous offers from individuals and companies to replace the missing items. These items have now been replaced by a long-term supporter. Thank you to everyone who has contacted us for their concern and kindness.

– GREAT ORMOND STREET

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said he found it hard to imagine a worse crime due to the timing and the victims involved.

The stolen presents include portable DVD players, DVDs, Nintendo DS games consoles, games and toys.