Seven-year-olds thanked after helping lost dementia sufferer

Lacey Robinson and Josh Bennett were thanked by Ayrshire police after helping a lost 95-year-old suffering from dementia.

Seven-year-olds thanked by Police Scotland after helping lost pensioner suffering from dementia Police Scotland

Two seven-year-olds from Ayrshire who helped return a lost pensioner suffering from dementia to his home have been officially thanked by police.

Josh Bennett and Lacey Robinson came across a 95-year-old man last weekend who revealed he was missing and suffering from dementia.

The children contacted their family, who in turn got in touch with Ayrshire Police.

Officers then returned the pensioner safely to his home address, but officers paid a visit to thank the youngsters for their assistance.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Seargent Douglas Clark was delighted to pass on the thanks of Ayrshire Police to Josh Bennett and Lacey Robinson, both aged seven, who, at the weekend, found a 95-year-old male who was missing and suffering from dementia.

“They contacted their family, who informed Ayrshire Police of this and returned the male safe and well to his home address.

“We are very proud of what Josh and Lacey have done.

“I know their family are also proud, as will be the pupils and staff of Beith Primary School. Well done, Josh and Lacey.”