Anthony McAllister, owner of TJ Taxis in Byker, has spoken of his reasons as to why he decided to donate a new bike to leukaemia patient Declan Munro:
On Friday 15th August, ITV Tyne Tees reported a bike belonging to a leukaemia patient had been stolen in Newcastle (Read more: click here).
Declan Munro's bike was stolen on Wednesday 6th August between 8.30pm and 9.30pm when he went into a shop at Allendale Road in Byker.
The 14-year-old, who has spent the last two years fighting leukaemia and is currently undergoing chemotherapy, was said to be devastated. The bike was donated by charity and worth hundreds of pounds.
As Declan's family shared the police appeal via social media, the story came to the attention of Anthony McAllister who owns a taxi service in Byker and lives nearby.
He decided to dig deep to help the schoolboy and bought him a new Cube bike at the cost of £550.
Despite his old bike still not being found, Declan is said to be ecstatic with his new bike.
A bike belonging to a 14-year-old leukaemia patient has been stolen in Newcastle.
Declan Munro's blue and black Trek mountain bike was stolen on Wednesday 6th August between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. The bike was donated by charity and is worth hundreds of pounds.
Declan went into a shop at Allendale Road in Byker and when he returned his bike had been stolen.
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police.
Northumbria Police have released a CCTV image of a man and a woman they want to speak to, after a wheelchair was stolen from a supermarket in Newcastle.
It happened at 3.30pm on Thursday, 17th April, at Morrisons on Shields Road in Byker. The wheelchair has a Morrisons logo on the side and the seat and a blue vinyl seat.
As the appeal for help to trace a missing Byker woman continues, police are appealing directly to Pau Kim Lau to contact them.
Police searching for a missing woman from Newcastle have released a new CCTV image of her.
Pau Kim Lau, 36, was reported missing from her home at Molineux Court, Byker, on May 2. CCTV from Molineux Court showed her leaving her home at 5.50pm.
Further CCTV obtained by officers shows her in nearby Warwick Street at 6pm and then walking to Stoddart Street, where she is seen near the Tesco store at around 6pm.
Police searching for a missing woman are sifting through information following a fresh appeal.
Pau Kim Lau, left her home in Byker in Newcastle last friday night and has not been in contact since. The 36-year-old's family appealed for her to get in touch yesterday and police teams searched the area around her home.
Police are handing out leaflets this weekend in the hope they will help to find Pau Kim Lau, who was last seen in Byker in Newcastle on Friday May 2.
Officers have been searching the area around her home. Yesterday her family made a plea for her to get in touch.
Police searching for a missing woman are revisiting the area she was last seen exactly one week after she disappeared.
Pau Kim Lau was reported missing from her home at Molineux Court in Byker in Newcastle. Officers say she left her house just before 6pm on Friday 2 May. The 36-year-old's family say that it is out of character for her to go missing and are becoming increasingly concerned for her.