A Lickey End school has donated some of its harvest festival grocery collection to the victim of a distraction burglary in Stirchley earlier this week, after a thief left him without cash to buy food.

A man tricked his was into 85 year old Mr Hudson’s house on Monday, saying he needed to use the toilet. While in the house, the man looked around and stole cash, leaving Mr Hudson without money to buy food until his next pension.

On hearing about the burglary, Lickey End First School headteacher Neil Rintoul had a selection of essential items delivered to Mr Hudson.

He said: “When we heard about the pensioner’s plight we were delighted to be able to help. The spirit of the harvest festival is about appreciating what we have, as well as helping those who are less fortunate.”

Mr Hudson said: “I would like to thank the police for their help and the children and staff of Lickey End First School for their kind donation.”

West Midlands Police are investigating the burglary and said on their Facebook page: “Well done to the school and children for coming together to help a member of the community in need!”

Well done to all involved!

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