KIND-hearted residents have donated £700 to a charity shop which was burgled.

Acorns Children's Hospice charity shop in New Street, Ledbury was broken into overnight on May 17.

Burglars stole £183 in cash from the safe and caused damage to the shop.

West Mercia Police are investigating but in the meantime Police Community Support Officer David Alexander took it upon himself to set up a crowd funding page on Just Giving to try and raise £200 to replace the stolen cash.

PCSO Alexander regularly donates to the charity shop and often carries out foot patrols in the area.

Within two weeks, 11 people had donated and the target of £200 has been reached.

Then one Ledbury resident saw the messages on social media and made a generous £500 charitable donation straight to the shop.

This meant a new safe could be bought and damage caused to the shop could be repaired.

PCSO Alexander said he would like to thank everyone for making a good news story out of this despicable crime.

If anybody has any information on the burglary ring 101 and quote incident 0149S 180517