MISSING Shetland pony Lollipop has been found.
Last week Vicki Hayley, 34, and her and children Joshua, 14, and Sophie, 11, appealed for help to find 14-year-old Lollipop.
Little did they know the pony was just down the road from their Dalton home in Bradley being looked after by Zarina Mujahid, 19.
Zarina said: "I bought Lollipop about two months ago, the day after he was stolen in fact. I bought him in good faith and was shocked when his picture was in the Examiner.
"I got in touch with Vicki and said `maybe you should come and see my pony'. I knew it was Lollipop straight away."
Vicki immediately rushed to the field to be reunited with Lollipop - who had been renamed Wee Man.
"I was absolutely over the moon and so were the kids," said Vicki.
"We were so worried that Lollipop was gone forever. It was such a relief when Zarina phoned me and I knew he was safe and being looked after.
"For the time being he is going to stay where he is until I can get my field properly secured. That way we know he is safe."