Man who helped convict rapist gives his £10,000 reward money to survivor

From the article:

Mr Gardner, of Ottery St Mary, Devon, was given the £10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction, but he has since given it to the victim – who can not be identified for legal reasons – to help her rebuild her life.
Police hailed him as an ‘ outstanding member of the community’ who showed ‘ unbelievable kindness’.
But he said: ‘I didn’t feel like I’d earned it. The fact that such a horrific thing happened to that lady, I thought it would benefit her life more than it would mine.
‘I thought the money would go a lot further to improve her situation.
‘I just wanted to help in any way possible and I hope this has done that.’

This is the kind of thing that gives me hope and proves that even when people like the rapist (who is serving two life sentences) exist, there is still kindness in the world.

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