Officers in Salford are appealing for information after a pensioner’s mobility scooter was damaged.
A scooter belonging to an 85-year-old woman was stolen from at Lawndale Drive in Worsley, at around 1pm on October 12.
The victim said she is ‘stranded’ and has ‘lost her independence’.
PC Anthony Devall said: “She cannot walk very far due to medical and age-related reasons and relies on her mobility scooter to make short trips to local shops or to catch a bus.
“The incident has left he feeling isolated as the scooter is her lifeline and is damaged beyond repair.”
Two youths were seen moving the scooter to the bus station, where it was left damaged.
The victim said: “This incident has left me stuck inside the house as I rely heavily on the scooter to get about – without it I am stranded as I can’t walk very far due to health issues and my age.
“The incident has made me feel sad; I am not one for sitting in and I don’t watch much television, so there’s nothing much for me to do at home.
“I imagine that whoever did this did it because they have nothing better to do. It saddens me to think anyone would do this, I just do not understand it, I have lost my independence.”
Anyone with information about this incident should contact police via [email protected] quoting log 10-12102023. Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk.