Great-grandfather’s birthday gifts ‘stolen’ in Louth

Gifts and cards which were left on a doorstep for an elderly man in Louth have been stolen, according to his granddaughter.
Maizie Williams, 10, on her great-grandfather's doorstep.Maizie Williams, 10, on her great-grandfather's doorstep.
Maizie Williams, 10, on her great-grandfather's doorstep.

Paul Dawson, from Eastgate, celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday - but the occasion was marred by the actions of the thief or thieves responsible.

His granddaughter, Rashelle Dawson, posted on social media: “I would just like to say a massive thank you to the person or people who decided to steal my grandad’s birthday cards and gifts from his doorstep.

“If anyone received a box of Lindor assortment chocolates or Ferrero Rocher, you are very welcome!

“If you won on the scratch card inside the birthday, card you are also very welcome!”

Rashelle told the Leader: “I replaced the gifts and cards once I had finished work last night.

“At first he though a neighbour had taken them in, but once he had seen them all he realised they had been stolen.

“It’s just chocolate, but the cards were written by my daughter - and her 10th birthday is today!

“To take cards marked ‘Grandad’ and ‘Great-Grandad’ is really low. It wouldn’t have been too bad if they just took the chocolates and left the cards.”

If you know who stole the cards and gifts, or if you saw suspicious behaviour in Eastgate (near the junction with Trinity Lane), contact Lincolnshire Police.