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Joy as boy gets scooter back


A 5-year-old Masterton boy is delighted his Christmas present, an MGP scooter, has been returned after it was stolen while he attended a holiday programme last month.

His mother Kirsten Butters bought a scooter for each of her two children, Corban, 5, and Montana, 7, and being a beneficiary it was the only Christmas present she could afford for each of them.

Corban contributed $50 from pocket money - a birthday present from his grandfather - to the cost of the scooter.

Ms Butters put notices about the missing scooter in school newsletters, and received a call on Thursday night from a woman in Lansdowne who found the scooter in bushes in her garden.

The woman and Ms Butters checked the scooter's serial number and were pleased to find it was his.

"I've got one happy boy," said Ms Butters.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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