A GOOD Samaritan has delivered the perfect gift to a heartbroken teenage paperboy.

Craig Smith’s Mafia BMX, worth £140, was stolen from the garden of his home, in Baydon Close, overnight on Saturday last week, leaving the 13-year-old devastated, as it meant he might not be able to continue his paper round.

Rather than give up the Nova Hreod Academy pupil persevered going out on the pink bike of his sister Abbie, 12.

Impressed by Craig’s determination Adver reader, Robin Williams, has given the youngster £150 to buy a replacement.

Robin, a network consultant, said: “I was really impressed by Craig when I saw the story.

“One of the key facts for me was that he’d saved about £40 towards buying the bike in the first place.

“Another was that rather than give up he carried on with the round and used his sister’s bike.

“This is a great example of a child working hard and I’m really happy to help him out.”

Craig is over the moon by Robin’s kind gesture and is looking at buying a new bicycle as soon as possible.

The youngster said: “I was quite shocked and gobsmacked that a stranger would go out of his way and do such a nice thing for me.

“I’m feeling quite surprised but so, so grateful that he has helped me.

“I’m considering what new bike to get. I was thinking about getting a mountain bike as I have a hilly route for my paper round and that would make things easier.”

Craig delivers newspapers in Cheney Manor Road, Moredon Road and Beech Avenue.

And the family, which includes parents Teresa and Simon, sister Abbie, and seven-year-old brother Blake, are also impressed by Robin’s actions.

Teresa, 32, said: “Craig has just not stopped smiling since Robin got in touch. I was so shocked when I spoke with him and he decided to offer so much. This is a big gesture and it shows there are some very nice people out there.”

The disappearance of Craig’s old bike is still being investigated by Wiltshire Police with anyone who has information being urged to come forward.

The Mafia BMX looks very distinctive with it being predominantly yellow and having blue wheel rims.

Craig and his family have overseen a Facebook appeal with suspected sightings being passed to the police.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, where information can be left anonymously.