A RASTRICK youngster has been praised for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Harry Spence was congratulated for his good deed after he handed in a set of house and car keys which he had found while walking along Dewsbury Road, Rastrick.
Realising that they contained a key to a Peugeot car he diligently made some inquiries at houses nearby to see if he could find their owners.
When the 10-year-old was unsuccessful he went down to Brighouse Police Station to hand them in.
“They said if anybody rings up to report their keys lost or stolen and they are claimed they will ring me to say,” said Harry, who attends Carr Green Primary School.
The police started an investigation to find the owner and located him through a Tesco club card.
To say thank you, the owner, who did not want to be identified, sent a short message to Harry through PCSO James Boakes, an officer with the Lower Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, along with a £2 reward.
“I feel very proud to have received this thank you and people keep telling me how proud of my actions they are too,” said Harry.
And when asked what his plans were for the £2 reward he replied: “I was thinking about giving it to charity. I like Help for Heroes because my dad was a soldier.”
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