Police award to honest children

TWO young cousins who found an envelope of cash on a tram and handed it in to police have been awarded certificates of commendation for their honesty.

Benjamin Sibanda, aged 12, and Larissa Andrews, 14, found £120 as they returned home after a trip to Meadowhall and took it to the police HQ in Snig Hill.

A police spokeswoman said: “A 14-year-old girl who had been on her way to Meadowhall with friends to spend her birthday money has since claimed the money.

“She was heartbroken to think that she had lost such a large amount of cash.”

Benjamin, of Handsworth, a pupil at Handsworth Christian School, and Larissa, a King Edward VII pupil, of City Road, Norfolk Park, were awarded a District Commander’s commendation by Chief Supt Simon Torr, who praised their “honesty and public-spiritedness”.

The pair attended a presentation at Attercliffe police station and were also given a ride in a police car.

Larissa’s mum, Victoria Andrews, said: “We are very proud of them for handing it in. A lot of people wouldn’t have been so honest.”