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Thief Steals Boy's Wheelchair

Thursday September 4 2014

A BARNSLEY mum has labelled the thief who stole her son's wheelchair as 'scum'.

Rachel Wrigley's 11-year-old son Regan Archer was born with myotubular myopathy, a congenital disease that causes severe muscle weakness.

The disease means he cannot go out of his Thurnscoe home unless he is in his wheelchair.

Regan, who relies on the manual chair, has used for the past 12 months.

However two weeks ago Rachel left the wheelchair underneath the car port at the side of their home on Oak Road and it was stolen.

"I left it right outside the side door," said Rachel, 35. "It's a manual wheelchair, it's not a fancy electric model and quite honestly I really did not think that anyone, no matter how low, would possibly think of stealing it.

"When I realised what had happened I was furious, but very very upset at the same time.

"I mean what sort of person steals a wheelchair, any kind of wheelchair - what could possibly be their motive?

"I would like to look whoever did this in the eye and tell them they're scum, evil... the lowest of the low."

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Reply Posted by Angie on Thursday September 4 2014 at 14:56
Racheal I do believe that there are evil and vile people walking this earth But to take a little boys independence away from him they shouldnt be able to walk again and see how they fair themselves. I truley hope someone out in our town may replace or even buy your son a new one He deserves his life back like any of us Good luck love If I had the money myself I would go and buy your boy a new one xxx

Reply Posted by emily on Thursday September 4 2014 at 15:00
This is ridiculous lv, hope you get it back, they are scum n evil. Some people don't understand a wheelchair ain't for fun its for people with these disability's to get around. Hope everything turns out ok lv. X

Reply Posted by 4ft11andshrinking on Thursday September 4 2014 at 15:04
Nothing is sacred any more,they will take anything!

Reply Posted by rachel on Thursday September 4 2014 at 16:55
Its my son who had this stolen and after loads of appeals we have got this back :)hes over the moon about it he can now get round school on his own
just a shame some sicko had to take it
Also someone from facebook lent me one so i could go on holiday as he would need one and just goes to show there is some decent people around

Reply Posted by sally on Thursday September 4 2014 at 17:57
That's lovely news Rachel. Xx

Reply Posted by Rosie on Friday September 5 2014 at 09:43
It was probably metal thieves!! They'll snatch anything if its not nailed down...my little lad popped home for a drink for 10 seconds and a metal thief threw his bike on back of his wagon and sped off with it!
They are disgusting! God bless your little lad x