A BOY who saved up all his birthday money for a new bicycle is distraught after it was stolen from outside a church.
Jamie Fisher, 11, of Ruislip Manor, locked his bike to the railings outside Ruislip Baptist Church, in Manor Way, last Wednesday.
An hour later it was gone - and the lock had also been taken.
Jamie had saved up all his birthday money and some of his Christmas money to buy the £100 bicycle, and was going to use it to cycle the three miles to his new school in September.
He had just returned from a Scout camp in Wales, and it was his first day at a week-long holiday camp at the church.
Jamie said: "I used all my money on the bike because my old one was really small. I only had a pound left over.
"I used it every weekend to go to football and down the park with my mates, and I needed it in September for school."
Jamie has just finished his last year at Lady Bankes Junior School in Dawlish Drive, Ruislip, and will start at Haydon School in Wiltshire Lane, Eastcote, in September, but will now have to get the bus there.
He said: "When I saw my bike had gone I was mad, but I thought my brother, Charlie, might have taken it. I was really upset and I didn't know what I was going to do.
"The thieves are mean and selfish. They wouldn't like it if someone stole their bikes."
Jamie's mother, Emma Fisher, 35, said: "The boys were scared to ring me and tell me, but I reported it to the police the next day.
"I would rather Jamie have a new bike because I want it to be roadworthy. It's going to ruin his holidays as it gave him a bit more independence.
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and I have just had an operation, so I am physically unable to take him everywhere."
Jamie's bicycle is a metal grey Apollo X-Rated XC.05. If you spot it, please call police.