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Thief leaves after boy gives him pocket money

A gang leader in Britain fled a raided place after a hiding little boy emerged and gave him his pocket money.

world Updated: Oct 06, 2012 23:11 IST

A gang leader in Britain fled a raided place after a hiding little boy emerged and gave him his pocket money.

The thief was later jailed for about seven years for causing violent disorder at the house.

The frightened 11-year-old emerged from hiding under a bed to strike the deal and handed over his four pounds (about $6) pocket money. The baby-faced gang leader fled the raid after that, a judge heard.

Ricky Purcell, 20, “whose masked thugs had burst in armed with knives and hammers” amazingly agreed to leave with the cash, The Sun reported.

Policemen later nicked the self-styled ‘Mr Big’ over the raid which saw the boy’s mother hit over the head as she pleaded with the gang not to hurt her kids. Her partner was tortured.