Boy reunited with prized car collection

A week of misery has ended for a nine-year-old boy after Norfolk Police sent his precious toy car collection racing home to him.

A week of misery ended for a nine-year-old boy yesterday after Norfolk Police sent his precious toy car collection racing home to him.

Joshua Watts, of Hunstanton, had been in the doldrums since losing his lovingly organised group of 40 Hot Wheels cars.

But the mini motorhead was reunited with his prized fleet yesterday after his mother Emma heard about a police appeal to find the cars' owner.

Staff at K's Burger Bar on Wells Quary found the collection last week after Joshua left them behind in a Bart Simpson rucksack following a meal with his family at the restaurant.

PC Lee Anderton, of Fakenham Police Station, said his mum had been in touch yesterday morning and that he was delighted to have had such a quick response. “This is part of our safer neighbourhood work, the type of job that might seem small but is very important to the boy and it is very rewarding to have sorted this out.”