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Former Hibs’ fans’ favourite Leigh Griffiths has offered to replace christmas presents stolen during a housebreaking in the capital.

Michael Wright, an avid hearts’ fan and season ticket holder at Tynecastle was in his house in the Inch area when housebreakers entered on Tuesday morning and stole money for gifts, as well as the family’s white Ford car which was parked outside.

After reading about the incident on Facebook, kind hearted Leigh contacted Michael online, writing: ” Heard about the story of you’re house getting broken into. What games did you want for the little man and I’ll buy them for you. It’s a hard time of year for people to lose stuff and I’d like to help.”

An astonished Michael replied : “Wow. You were the last person I ever expected to send me a message lol. Seriously though your generosity touches me but we have things covered. Thnk you very much mate,”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Within ten minutes details of the vehicle were immediately circulated to police officers across Edinburgh and a ‘stolen’ marker was added to the Police National Computer.

“We would urge the public to always lock their doors prior to retiring for the evening or leaving your home unoccupied.

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