Budleigh girl left heartbroken after her bike's wrecked
PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 September 2016 | UPDATED: 13:10 27 September 2016
A four-year-old girl in Budleigh Salterton was left in tears after finding the bike she loved had been broken beyond repair.
Maisie Teed, who goes to pre-school at St Peter’s School, was visiting the play park in Greenway Lane, as she normally does with her mum Hannah.
One afternoon, Maisie’s bike was accidentally left behind at the park and, when they went to pick it up the next day, they found it had an irreparable dent in the crossbar.
Hannah said the bike, which Maisie rode every day, had been in good condition.
She said: “After I realised it was missing, I went back and found it in the state it’s in now.
“It’s quite a sturdy bike – it looks like the damage was intentional.
“It’s just sad. Whoever did it knew it belonged to a young girl.
“When Maisie saw it, she started crying. I was in shock, You don’t expect someone to do that to a child’s bike.
“It’s mean. She’s not able to ride the bike now. I want to replace it for her. She rode it every day and misses her bike dearly.
“I wasn’t really sure what happened. I cannot imagine it was bigger kids going into the park.
“I want the person who did this to my little girl to be ashamed of what they have done.”
Hannah has been left looking for a replacement bike for Maisie, who is due to start school at St Peter’s in 12 months’ time.