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'Good things should be rewarded' says man who donated new bike to leukaemia patient

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:

My nephew went through leukaemia so I know what the family is going through. My daughter went to school with Gemma (Declan's mother) so I told her to go round and tell them we'd buy him a new bike.

After we gave him the bike, Declan came round to my house to shake my hand. He's been raising money for charity himself so I knew he was doing good things and I think that should be rewarded.

– Anthony McAllister

Kind stranger donates new bike to leukaemia patient

Declan and his new bike Credit: Gemma 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.

Declan's new bike, kindly donated by Anthony McAllister, a local taxi service owner Credit: Gemma Munro

Despite his old bike still not being found, Declan is said to be ecstatic with his new bike.

Declan's bike used to get him around so he could go out and play with his friends. It helped him feel normal so when it was stolen he was stuck in the house again.

Now he's got this new bike, he was straight back out with his friends again. It's so brilliant. I can't thank Anthony enough, it is so nice that somebody has done this for him.

– Gemma Munro, Declan's mother

Bike belonging to leukaemia patient stolen in Newcastle

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.

CCTV released of couple wanted over wheelchair theft

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.

Police believe this man and woman may be able to help them with their enquiries

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.

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Police appeal to missing Byker woman

As the appeal for help to trace a missing Byker woman continues, police are appealing directly to Pau Kim Lau to contact them.

"We have footage of Pau Kim leaving Molineux Court at 5.50pm and through enquiries we have found further footage showing her walking in Warwick Street and Stoddart Street and outside of the Tesco store.

"She has made this journey on foot and I'd ask anyone who was in those areas on May 2 to think back to whether they might have seen Pau Kim walking in the area.

"We are checking the route for any more CCTV cameras on local businesses and people's homes."

– Newcastle Area Commander, Chief Superintendent Laura Young

"I'd urge Pau Kim to get in touch with her family, police, or any of her friends and let them know she is safe. I'd urge anyone who knows where Pau Kim is to let us know as soon as possible, her family are incredibly worried and concerned for her safety and they just want to know that she is OK."

– Newcastle Area Commander, Chief Superintendent Laura Young

New CCTV of missing Byker woman

Pau Kim Lau

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.

Search for missing Byker woman goes on after police appeal

Pau Kim Lau has not been seen for over a week. Credit: Northumbria Police

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.

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