Beaming Hainault boy, 9, given new bike after losing old one in arson attack

L- R Turai Amartey, mum Jo McGrath and Pauline Fynn

L- R Turai Amartey, mum Jo McGrath and Pauline Fynn - Credit: Archant

The beaming smile of a nine-year-old boy who has had his burnt bike replaced is unmissable.

Turai Amartey, 9, of Hainault, lost his beloved bike in callous arson attack just before Christmas.

But Pauline Fynn, a Conservative campaigner, on hearing about the story moved quickly to reunite Turai with a brand new bike.

She said: “Turai was really upset when his bike was destroyed by local hooligans.

“It was great to put a smile on his face with this new bike.”


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Turai’s mother, Jo McGrath, of Radley Court, said: “We are delighted with Pauline’s kind gesture.”

The mother added she was campaigning for the council to provide safe storage for bike at Radley Court where their family lives.

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