Chesterfield mum releases new picture with hero son as search continues for his missing belongings
A Chesterfield mum has issued a fresh plea for her hero son’s stolen belongings to be returned.
Stacey Bentley made an emotional appeal for items belonging to her son Logan Folger, who tragically died in the water at Staveley, to be handed in to the family.
They were taken from the river bank after the accident on August 18.
Although Logan’s speaker was handed in to Staveley Police Station and returned to her, Stacey says she is desperate to be reunited with more of Logan’s belongings which were taken.
These are a grey Nike bum bag and his little brother’s faded ‘ICON’ cap.
Stacey has urged anyone who can help to come forward – and says ‘someone must know something’.
"No judgement will be made, no names will be mentioned,” she said.
"I just need my boy’s beloved belongings back."
Fourteen-year-old Logan Folger died at Sheffield Children’s Hospital after being rescued from the River Rother, close to the Chesterfield Canal, by emergency teams.
The opening of Logan’s inquest heard he was trying to save one of his friends from the water when they got into difficulty.
After Logan’s funeral and procession through Staveley on Saturday, September 11, Stacey thanked the community for giving her hero the ‘perfect’ send-off.
The procession past Poolsbrook Park to a service at Staveley Methodist Church included a ‘Mexican wave of revving engines’.
Stacey, who writes poems, penned some beautiful words about Logan – whose sister also sadly died a few years ago.
She told the service: “We love and miss you both so dearly, if only we could make you stay – our hearts would be whole again, and all this pain would go away.
“Son, you are our hero, so caring and so kind.”
Stacey says the missing items have huge sentimental value for the family.
“Logan loved both of these things and barely went anywhere without them," she added.
In a post on Facebook urging people to come forward, Stacey said: “Still our hero’s grey Nike bum bag and ICON hat to find. Please keep sharing please keep your fingers crossed for us.”