Bunny-napped!

Southend Standard: Bunny-napped! Bunny-napped!

A HEARTBROKEN toddler is desperately appealing for help after his toy bunny went missing at Basildon Hospital.

Jack Fleet, three, was attending his mum’s hospital appointment when the much-loved toy, which he has had since he was born at the same hospital, went missing.

Realising their mistake when they got home, mumVictoria Fleet drove back to the hospital and searched the car park, but found nothing.

The next morning she rang the hospital’s switchboard and to her delight found someone who had seen the toy, sitting on top of a ticket machine.

That delight was short-lived as the switchboard rang back to say someone had seen the toy being taken away.

Mrs Fleet said she wanted to reunite the pair for Christmas.

She said: “I want to appeal to the person who took him to please return him to me.

“Jack is missing Bunny terribly, and it’s breaking my heart seeing him so upset.” Basildon Hospital sent out an internal memo to all staff asking them to keep an eye out for the toy.

He went missing on Wednesday, December 18.

If you have seen him, contact Basildon’s chief reporter Caroline Tilley at the Echo newsdesk on 01268 469379.

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12:27pm Wed 25 Dec 13

danger2013 says...

WTF is this story a joke?? A kids toy goes missing and they put it in the newspaper???
WTF is this story a joke?? A kids toy goes missing and they put it in the newspaper??? danger2013

4:05pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Southend Andy says...

Kids lose toys every day & you don't see there parent bleet on about it to a newspaper. Come on echo this is not really news worthy. Not a good picture aswell & how many of this toy must have been sold? I have kids & if they lose one yes they are upset but after an hour or so they are fine & get another toy from there toy box.
Kids lose toys every day & you don't see there parent bleet on about it to a newspaper. Come on echo this is not really news worthy. Not a good picture aswell & how many of this toy must have been sold? I have kids & if they lose one yes they are upset but after an hour or so they are fine & get another toy from there toy box. Southend Andy

6:34pm Wed 25 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

agree its not the best photo...propped up next to some booze...sends out the wrong message.
missing since the 18th...not much chance of finding it now...i know certain toys are important to children, so i think i would have brought another as a replacement....every
one would be happy, besides if found you don't know where its been.
agree its not the best photo...propped up next to some booze...sends out the wrong message. missing since the 18th...not much chance of finding it now...i know certain toys are important to children, so i think i would have brought another as a replacement....every one would be happy, besides if found you don't know where its been. DogsMessInLeigh

10:34am Thu 26 Dec 13

Devils Advocate says...

Perhaps there was enough time to get an urgent letter up the chimney for a much needed replacement. 18th to the 25th seems about a week, so let's all keep our fingers crossed that this tragedy had a happy ending.
Perhaps there was enough time to get an urgent letter up the chimney for a much needed replacement. 18th to the 25th seems about a week, so let's all keep our fingers crossed that this tragedy had a happy ending. Devils Advocate

9:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SaveOurStanford says...

Can afford Booze but kid wont get another bunny sounds like a Jeremy Kyle case
Can afford Booze but kid wont get another bunny sounds like a Jeremy Kyle case SaveOurStanford

6:58pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Southend Andy wrote:
Kids lose toys every day & you don't see there parent bleet on about it to a newspaper. Come on echo this is not really news worthy. Not a good picture aswell & how many of this toy must have been sold? I have kids & if they lose one yes they are upset but after an hour or so they are fine & get another toy from there toy box.
oh come on, be a bit nicer. I know what it's like when a kid's much loved toy goes missing. At that age, these toys have real meaning.

As for a story, it may not be much of a story to you but if it gets found and returned, it will make far more heart warming reading than constant arson, stabbings and other loony activity.

Frankly I quite like these stories - it makes a refreshing break from the usual doom and gloom.

I hope somebody has the consideration to return this toy soon.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Kids lose toys every day & you don't see there parent bleet on about it to a newspaper. Come on echo this is not really news worthy. Not a good picture aswell & how many of this toy must have been sold? I have kids & if they lose one yes they are upset but after an hour or so they are fine & get another toy from there toy box.[/p][/quote]oh come on, be a bit nicer. I know what it's like when a kid's much loved toy goes missing. At that age, these toys have real meaning. As for a story, it may not be much of a story to you but if it gets found and returned, it will make far more heart warming reading than constant arson, stabbings and other loony activity. Frankly I quite like these stories - it makes a refreshing break from the usual doom and gloom. I hope somebody has the consideration to return this toy soon. Kim Gandy

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