Carron pub locals chip in to get baby new wheels after pram stolen

24-02-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. CARRON Vicky Laird's 14-month-old daughter Lily Linning in her new pram. Bought with money from friends at Carronbridge Inn after her pram had been stolen. Dad, Stewart Linning 33; Lily Linning and Mum, Vicky Laird 36.

24-02-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. CARRON Vicky Laird's 14-month-old daughter Lily Linning in her new pram. Bought with money from friends at Carronbridge Inn after her pram had been stolen. Dad, Stewart Linning 33; Lily Linning and Mum, Vicky Laird 36.

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A mum has been left speechless at the generosity of her local pub after they donated money to help her purchase a new pram.

Vicky Laird had left her 14-month-old daughter’s pram outside her home in Carron last week and was shocked to discover someone had stolen it just a few hours later.

24-02-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. CARRON Vicky Laird's 14-month-old daughter Lily Linning in her new pram. Bought with money from friends at Carronbridge Inn after her pram had been stolen. Dad, Stewart Linning 33; Lily Linning and Mum, Vicky Laird 36.

24-02-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. CARRON Vicky Laird's 14-month-old daughter Lily Linning in her new pram. Bought with money from friends at Carronbridge Inn after her pram had been stolen. Dad, Stewart Linning 33; Lily Linning and Mum, Vicky Laird 36.

She said: “I could not believe someone would steal a pram. 
“It is such a horrible thing to do.”

Inside the pram were charms baby Lily had been given when she was born.

Vicky said: “I was so angry and so gutted to have lost such precious items.”

She took to social media to declare her disgust at the crime after reporting it to the police.

Carronbridge Inn owner Ian Jamieson noticed the post and believed this was another chance for the pub and its customers to donate money to a worthy cause.

Regulars used to pay for a supporters bus to take them to Rangers games, however over the years the numbers have dwindled, leaving the pub with a small pot of money.

Ian said: “The football fans were more than happy to give Vicky and her daughter some of the cash to help her purchase a new pram.

Just one day after her pram was stolen, Vicky received a phone call to let her know she was being given £250.

She said: “I was in tears when I got the call. I cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity. 
“Lily absolutely adores her new buggy.”

Police are still investigating the theft and Sergeant Alisdair Goldie is reminding the public about the dangers of leaving valuable items in the open.

He said: “I would like to remind people not to leave valuable items in an unsecured or open area, as thieves could take advantage of this.

“Anyone who remembers seeing anything or has any information, please get in touch with Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”