Great Yarmouth boy, 5, gets his bounce back

A TRAMPOLINE stolen from a young boy in Great Yarmouth has been returned by police.

The Mercury reported last week how five-year-old Corben Reynolds, who is on the Asperger’s spectrum- a type of autism in which people can have difficulty in social situations- was devastated after his favourite toy was taken from outside his home on Arundel Road.

But on Friday Corben’s mother Donna was delighted to report that the enclosed trampoline had returned home.

Donna, a mother of three, said: “At around 2pm, my daughter Imogen said ‘mum there’s a trampoline just walked down the road’ so we all went running out and saw there were in fact two police officers carrying it to us.”

Donna and her husband had bought the gift for their son to help him burn off excess energy last summer, and last Monday’s theft came just a day after Corben’s birthday.

It was taken from their front yard, which is surrounded by a four foot high wall.

“Corben is absolutely buzzing and over the moon about it,” the 33-year-old added of the good news.

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PC Kevin Stirling from the North Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “In response to the appeal that appeared in the paper, a member of the public contacted us to say they had seen the trampoline at the rear of a premises nearby where it appeared to have been abandoned.

“As a result we were able to return the trampoline to its rightful owners.