SIR - I recently engaged a gardener to tidy my garden up for the coming spring.

This man quite efficiently tidied my garden up and then after receiving payment disappeared with my yard brush. Accidentally or not, he has not returned it. The brush is a family heirloom almost.

I want it back. Perhaps this was a mistake? If so, will this roaming gardener return my beloved yard brush.

At almost 90 years of age, I am somewhat distressed by this incident.

This so-called gardener is an obvious opportunist and I want Shipley residents to be careful.

F Dickinson, Nab Wood Crescent, Shipley