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Weymouth lad Alfie spreads the message on crime
A SCHOOLBOY is spreading a crime safety message after his prized possession was stolen while he was out volunteering.
Alfie Bungay, 12, was helping at Weymouth Carnival before he returned home to find his Xbox missing.
Burglars took the console from his home in Alexandra Road, Weymouth, while he was helping AIR FM.
All Saints School pupil Alfie said: “I thought my sister had taken it from my bedroom but when I got downstairs we realised the window was open.
“I was really panicking because I do use it quite a lot.”
Alfie volunteers with the community radio station Air FM and spent two days helping out backstage at the carnival and handing out flyers.
He invited police crime scene investigators to give a talk about crime safety on the radio after seeing them in action.
He added: “The police said we should warn people about leaving windows and doors locked, and if they see anything suspicious, especially at the back of the property, report it.
“It’s really important to leave the house secure.”
Mum Sarah Bungay said she was pleased Alfie had turned the experience into something positive. He spent all of Thursday quite upset about it but he’s managed to turn it into something positive. He’s handling it really well. The police were here so quickly, I was really impressed.”
She added: “It’s great that Alfie wants to help someone else not to have to go through the same thing.”
A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said no one had been arrested in connection with the incident and anyone with information is asked to call 101.
DEPUTY president of Weymouth Carnival Lucy Compton said: “I was really shocked and saddened to hear about this.
“Alfie had given up an entire day to support Weymouth Carnival and local charities and for him to be a victim of crime is really unfair.”
She added: “Anything that he has done to get the crime safety message out there is fantastic, and I’m sure everyone at Weymouth Carnival would like to say well done to him and thank you for volunteering.”
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