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Six-year-old's sadness after hens' eggs are stolen

Laila Henry, who's just six, has had her hens eggs stolen Photo: ITV Anglia

A six-year-old girl has been left devastated after more than a hundred eggs have been stolen from her egg stand at Hessett near Bury St Edmunds.

Laila Henry uses the money from the eggs for her chickens' upkeep. But over the past two weeks, the eggs have been routinely stolen and smashed.

Laila Henry at her egg stall Credit: ITV Anglia

Laila Henry has run her egg stall for 4 years.

She looks after the chickens, collects the eggs and uses the money from their sale to keep her business running.

She relies on an honesty box for people to pay.

But over the past two weeks up to 30 eggs a day have been routinely stolen and smashed and just pennies left in the box.

Laila with some of her hens Credit: ITV Anglia

"It made me feel really sad, it made me cry and the worst thing is if we don't have enough money we can't buy the chickens' food and we'll just have to leave them to die and we don't want that to happen."

– Laila Henry

"She might be only 6 but she does understand what's happening, but she's not understanding why people could be so cruel and it's their right to steal. It was very hard to explain to her there are good and bad people in the world when she's working very hard day and night to look after chickens.

– Katie Mitcham-Henry, Laila's mum
Laila loves her chickens and sells the eggs to get money for their food Credit: ITV Anglia

Despite the thefts Laila says she's won't stop selling the eggs. A fundraising page has been set up to help her recover her losses.