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Boy ‘devastated’ after losing £100 Christmas cash from his gran
4:00pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Keighley
A Silsden boy has been left devastated after losing £100 he was given by relatives for Christmas.
Ben Marklew, 11, lost the wad of banknotes last Thursday while on a walk near his house in Bolton Road.
He believed the money, held together by a paper clip from a Christmas cracker, would be safe in his pocket.
Ben walked up Bolton Road and Brown Bank Lane with his father and sister, then crossed an adjacent field before realising he had lost the cash.
Ben’s mother, Sue, said: “Ben is absolutely devastated.
“It was Christmas money mostly from his gran. He was saving up for an Xbox.”
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the money is asked to contact the Marklews on (01535) 658301.