HEARTLESS thieves have stolen a specially-designed family car which had a six-year-old disabled boy's special seat and wheelchair inside.

Callous burglars broke into the Fahey's family home on Peterfoot Way, Carlton on February 13 - it is thought they searched the ground floor while the family were asleep upstairs.

They stole the mobility car, a black Nissan Qashqai, that contained a specially adapted seat worth thousands of pounds, a wheelchair and toys used by six-year-old Oliver Fahey - who has an incurable neuro-genetic disorder which means he can’t talk, walk, is fed through a tube and suffers seizures.

They also stole two iPads - one contained irreplaceable family photographs and both had apps to help with Oliver’s development.

His parents, Jonathon and Tracey, needed the car to take him to much-loved sessions at Barnsley’s Greenacre School, and regular medical appointments at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. But the car was later found burnt out.

Dad Jonathon said: “This has made me sick to the stomach. I’m totally disgusted by what’s happened.

“I can’t believe the callous manner in what they did. It’s left me speechless. My wife has been very tearful and gets up every time she hears a noise, so this has left her on edge.

“I could understand if they’d stolen the car and stripped it of parts, but just to take it and burn it out is unbelievable.

“Unfortunately Oliver had visited the GP on Wednesday evening and when we returned it was raining, so I’d left his wheelchair in the boot and thought I’d get it out the next morning.”

Anyone who may have any information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 106 of 13 February, 2014. Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.