Police appeal after wheelchair theft

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A CALLOUS thief stole a wheelchair from outside a house.

The chair was stolen from outside a home in Prince Avenue, Westcliff, when it was momentarily left unattended.

The red chair, which was decorated with stickers of the band JLS, belonged to a woman in her 40s and is worth about £250.

The wheelchair was stolen at about 4.45pm on Friday, November 11.

Anyone with information can call PC Hazel Williams at Leigh police station on 101.

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6:03pm Fri 25 Nov 11

whataday says...

Absolutely incredible how low some people can sink.
Absolutely incredible how low some people can sink. whataday
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6:52pm Fri 25 Nov 11

wickham says...

Trouble is when they catch this peice of scum who stole the wheelchair, he/she will be given a slap on the wrist.
Whoever done this, ought to be put in a room full of bouncers and let him beg for his life, that will teach the little sh*t what real justice is like.
Trouble is when they catch this peice of scum who stole the wheelchair, he/she will be given a slap on the wrist. Whoever done this, ought to be put in a room full of bouncers and let him beg for his life, that will teach the little sh*t what real justice is like. wickham
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7:27pm Fri 25 Nov 11

Saxonpride says...

This is obviously biased journalism. For all you know, he may have stolen the wheelchair to feed his starving family.
This is obviously biased journalism. For all you know, he may have stolen the wheelchair to feed his starving family. Saxonpride
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7:42pm Fri 25 Nov 11

pendulum says...

Saxonpride... if you have a starving family, you steal food, not a disabled person's wheelchair which may be their only way of moving more than a few feet. And if you have a starving family in this country, the chances are that's because you've blown all your benefit money on drugs anyway.
Saxonpride... if you have a starving family, you steal food, not a disabled person's wheelchair which may be their only way of moving more than a few feet. And if you have a starving family in this country, the chances are that's because you've blown all your benefit money on drugs anyway. pendulum
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7:42pm Fri 25 Nov 11

pendulum says...

So there is no sympathy for this thief, no matter what the circumstances.
So there is no sympathy for this thief, no matter what the circumstances. pendulum
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7:55pm Fri 25 Nov 11

Last Poster says...

Probably a couple of teenagers nicked it to go joyriding.....Was the helicopter up?
Can anybody remember what they were doing that long ago? (11th Nov.)
Anyway, princes avenue looks fairly well off, at least from the A127 to the hospital road junction so, get a neighbourhood collection up at least!

(Please note: attempt at light hearted humour only. Please don't stick the knives in, I am feeling frail today!)
Probably a couple of teenagers nicked it to go joyriding.....Was the helicopter up? Can anybody remember what they were doing that long ago? (11th Nov.) Anyway, princes avenue looks fairly well off, at least from the A127 to the hospital road junction so, get a neighbourhood collection up at least! (Please note: attempt at light hearted humour only. Please don't stick the knives in, I am feeling frail today!) Last Poster
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8:19pm Fri 25 Nov 11

Disco_Stu says...

40 years old and JLS stickers....
40 years old and JLS stickers.... Disco_Stu
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9:29pm Fri 25 Nov 11

robert.norton8@btinternet.com says...

i know the lady ho wellchir it was it one of my cllect she attent a day center and ho got the wellchir should give it back
i know the lady ho wellchir it was it one of my cllect she attent a day center and ho got the wellchir should give it back robert.norton8@btinternet.com
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10:02pm Fri 25 Nov 11

Last Poster says...

robert.norton8@btint
ernet.com
wrote:
i know the lady ho wellchir it was it one of my cllect she attent a day center and ho got the wellchir should give it back
You are quite right mate. In all seriousness how is she to manage?
We are all keeping an eye open to see if we can spot it!
[quote][p][bold]robert.norton8@btint ernet.com[/bold] wrote: i know the lady ho wellchir it was it one of my cllect she attent a day center and ho got the wellchir should give it back[/p][/quote]You are quite right mate. In all seriousness how is she to manage? We are all keeping an eye open to see if we can spot it! Last Poster
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10:21pm Fri 25 Nov 11

Saxonpride says...

pendulum wrote:
Saxonpride... if you have a starving family, you steal food, not a disabled person's wheelchair which may be their only way of moving more than a few feet. And if you have a starving family in this country, the chances are that's because you've blown all your benefit money on drugs anyway.
Can we truly discount the possibility that the thief, out of pure desperation, may have resorted to feeding the wheelchair to his family? I don't think we can rule that out just yet.

Rest assured, no matter how awful the crime - society is somehow to blame.
[quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: Saxonpride... if you have a starving family, you steal food, not a disabled person's wheelchair which may be their only way of moving more than a few feet. And if you have a starving family in this country, the chances are that's because you've blown all your benefit money on drugs anyway.[/p][/quote]Can we truly discount the possibility that the thief, out of pure desperation, may have resorted to feeding the wheelchair to his family? I don't think we can rule that out just yet. Rest assured, no matter how awful the crime - society is somehow to blame. Saxonpride
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6:59am Sat 26 Nov 11

cris300 says...

What a kind gesture it would have been for the echo to turn up with a photographer and a new chair.
What a kind gesture it would have been for the echo to turn up with a photographer and a new chair. cris300
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7:06am Sat 26 Nov 11

cris300 says...

http://www.betterlif
ehealthcare.com/prod
ucts.php?catID=6&sub
ID=346&gclid=CNfvltz
d06wCFZQhtAodd0RBGA

Can't the police tax the a¥¥holes they have in the cells today and get one delivered for Monday
http://www.betterlif ehealthcare.com/prod ucts.php?catID=6&sub ID=346&gclid=CNfvltz d06wCFZQhtAodd0RBGA Can't the police tax the a¥¥holes they have in the cells today and get one delivered for Monday cris300
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8:03am Sat 26 Nov 11

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

cris300 wrote:
What a kind gesture it would have been for the echo to turn up with a photographer and a new chair.
They are probably waiting to see if it turns up but by the time it does, it will have been stripped down for scrap metal and the wheels for some sort of go-kart!
[quote][p][bold]cris300[/bold] wrote: What a kind gesture it would have been for the echo to turn up with a photographer and a new chair.[/p][/quote]They are probably waiting to see if it turns up but by the time it does, it will have been stripped down for scrap metal and the wheels for some sort of go-kart! Alice in Her Own Land :P
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5:19pm Sun 27 Nov 11

gangsta len says...

did they hear a van and a bell ringing just before it went missing?
did they hear a van and a bell ringing just before it went missing? gangsta len
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6:35pm Mon 28 Nov 11

eioeio says...

robert.norton8@btint
ernet.com
wrote:
i know the lady ho wellchir it was it one of my cllect she attent a day center and ho got the wellchir should give it back
Ive got a good tip for a xmas present for you. It begins with D and ends in Y.
[quote][p][bold]robert.norton8@btint ernet.com[/bold] wrote: i know the lady ho wellchir it was it one of my cllect she attent a day center and ho got the wellchir should give it back[/p][/quote]Ive got a good tip for a xmas present for you. It begins with D and ends in Y. eioeio
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