A DISABILITY vehicle which a couple have used to get around during the coronavirus pandemic was stolen by burglars who broke into their home in the nigh-time.

Police appealing for information following the burglary at an address on Wedge Avenue, Haydock, which police have called "particularly callous".

The break-in took place at around 4am on Sunday, January 10.

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The burglar forced their way into the home of a couple in their 60s on Wedge Avenue and stole a number of items, including the disability vehicle.

They made an untidy search of the ground floor, stealing an Acer laptop and brown leather handbag before making off in the couple’s white Nissan Qashqai.

The burglar also stole a brown leather wallet and eight Lladró figurines worth around £400.

It is believed they accessed the property through a rear conservatory window and appear to have left the address through a back door using keys taken from the house.

CCTV and forensic enquiries have been carried out.

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Detective Inspector Leanne Hobin said: “We are appealing to anyone who was in the Haydock area in the early hours of Sunday morning to contact us if they saw anything suspicious.

"Similarly it is vital that we find anyone who was walking or driving in the area at around 4am, as they may have captured something on their mobile phone or dash cam."

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Police are appealing for anyone who was in the Wedge Avenue area who has information to come forward Pic: Google Streetview

She added: “It is particularly callous that a disability vehicle was stolen from the couple, who rely on it to get about during the pandemic.

“Through Operation Castle Merseyside Police is committed to finding the people responsible for committing crimes such as this and would urge anyone with information to come forward.”

  • Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC , 101 quoting reference 21000019672, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.