Batley thief writes apology letter and repays debt

Remorseful thief paid debt to Batley businesses.
Remorseful thief paid debt to Batley businesses.

A remorseful thief sent an apology letter to a post office and a corner shop to repay a debt of £30.

Ismail Patel, owner of both businesses in Mount Pleasant, was shocked when he opened the letters on Monday morning.

The anonymous thief sent £10 to Mount Pleasant post office and £20 to Mount Corner Shop, with a note saying they stole the cash when they were a child.

Mr Patel said: “I was surprised but it takes a brave man to admit his mistakes.”