Spirit of Christmas embodied by have-a-go teen

He is truly a local hero, a lovely young man who, as far as I am concerned, embodies the very spirit of Christmas as he is selfless, considerate and caring. This glowing tribute was paid to 17 year old Piyush Gohil by store owner Clare King, who saw Piyush run after a thief and retrieve over £2000 worth of childrens clothing during a dramatic theft and subsequent chase through Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire.

Piyush was very humble about the whole incident, and pointed out that because Gerrards Cross was thought of as posh, teenagers were always being stopped by the police and he was proud to show that by doing what he did, that there were good young people around too.

Piyush was going home on Tuesday 19th November when he spotted a woman running out of Boy Meets Girl, a baby and children’s clothing shop on Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross at 2pm.

He said: “I’d just finished work at a care home in Harrow and I was walking along the street listening to some music on my headphones. I spotted the woman running out of the shop, which I thought was strange, so I passed my bag to the shop worker and chased after her.”

He continued: “When I caught up with her near the train station I asked her what she was doing. She said she needed presents for her children at Christmas and I said it wasn’t alright to steal them, I managed to get the clothes off her before she ran away.”

The teenager then returned the girls’ dresses, baby clothes and a teddy bear to the grateful shop manager.

Boy Meets Girl shop-owner Clare King said: “He’s a local hero. He’s a lovely young man and, to my mind, embodies the spirit of Christmas – he’s caring, considerate and selfless. I’ve two young boys myself and work hard to encourage that sort of attitude and behaviour.” Boy Meets Girl retails designer baby and childrens clothes and is available online at http://www.boymeetsgirlonline.co.uk