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Heartless thieves stole Prescot girl's wheelchair
11:59am Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
A WHEELCHAIR was snatched from outside the home of a seven-year-old girl who suffers from a rare genetic condition.
The chair, belonging to Chloe Sloane, who has Pitt Hopkins syndrome, had been left in the front garden of the family home on Station Road, Prescot.
It was missing for four days until it was recovered by police.
However the wheels were found bent.
Mother-of-five, Kelly, who had left the chair outside after carrying her youngster daughter into the house, suspects teenagers took it to lark about with.
She told the Star: “How can someone do this?
“Chloe had been sent home from school ill, so I’d carried her up stairs that led to the property and left the chair outside.
“When I came back a few hours later it had gone.
“I was devastated and heartbroken to find it had gone missing.
“We’ve heard a taxi driver that two lads and a girl had been seen playing around on it near a McDonalds restaurant.
“I don’t think they will have realised what they were doing when they took it but it has made things so hard for me.
“I have four other daughters, and I’m a full time carer for Chloe.
“Trying to get them all to school on time is hard at the best of times.”
Police called Kelly on Monday to tell her it had been recovered in Molyneux Drive, Prescot, but was damaged.
Kelly added: “It is bent because someone heavy has been sat in it. Hopefully we can get it fixed.
“A lot of people have already given us donations and I’ll be putting the money to one side and hopefully we’ll be able to get another chair.”