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Doncaster teenagers return 12-year-old’s missing phone – but not before taking cheeky selfie


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A group of teenagers from Doncaster who handed in a lost iPhone have been praised for their honest – if a little cheeky – spirit.

The friends, who handed the phone in almost straightway – but not before stopping to take a selfie – have delighted people online.

The group’s comical snap went viral after Katie Fox, whose 12-year-old niece lost the phone, took to Facebook to thank them.

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And in the hours since, the teenagers have been inundated with messages of praise, with some even sending cash rewards.

Ms Fox said she did not expect the high-end, unlocked phone to get handed in after her niece lost it at tenpin bowling on Friday.

But to her surprise, that is exactly what a group of teenagers did, reuniting its young owner with thousands of saved pictures and sparing the family a hefty new phone bill just before Christmas.

Ms Fox, who thinks the photo is hilarous, said she felt compelled to try and find the friends.

One of the group, Toby Sowerby, 15, said he was “dead shocked” by the attention they have received.

The schoolboy and his friends had stopped by the arcade to play a couple of games on their way to a fair, when they spotted the phone left on the side.

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He said: “As soon as we saw the phone we knew we were going to hand it in because it was the right thing to do.”

But the pals did pause for a moment, taking a picture “just for fun”, before taking the phone to the main reception.

Since Ms Fox’s posted about the group’s actions, the friends have been flooded with messages from strangers praising the group or hoping to send them rewards.

So far the friends have been sent £20 by Ms Fox and £80 from strangers; one fan has even offered to pay for a meal out for the group.

Toby said he feels lost for words at the outpouring of generosity.

Proud dad Mick Sowerby said it has been great to see the group be recognised.

He said: “They are a set of good lads and girls. They are all a good group and it is nice to see a nice bunch of kids.”

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