It seems almost every week we hear of a wheelchair theft some where in the UK, what is wrong with some folk .
This week it occurred in Great Bentley in Essex where not one but two wheelchairs were stolen from the same address.
Beryl Lilley's daughter suffers from cerebal palsey and uses two different wheelchairs. Yesterday they were left outside against for a short time and when Beryl came back out there were gone. One is a red self propelled manual wheelchair and the other a blue transit model, so please keep a look out in case they are abandoned locally.
“I just do not understand people like that,” said Angela’s mum Beryl Bruce, of Great Bentley.It’s not the money. Why should people take things that do not belong to them? “We have got Angela another one now. I have put white paint on it, saying ‘Keep your hands off’.”
Angela, Berlys daughter does not always need to sit in her chair, but does use it for stability while walking. Apart from the inconvenience of having them stolen, the cost of replacing them there is also the shear upset suffered by her daughter Angela.
Anyone with information about the wheelchair thefts should call Clacton police on 101. I'm sure both Beryl and Angela would like to see the safe return of both wheelchairs
For crime prevention advice, visit the Essex police web site