A pensioner was left a prisoner in his own home after thieves took his mobility scooter.
George Hutchinson, 77, of Lupset, was left housebound earlier this week when mean thieves stole the buggy he uses to get about.
His daughter Samantha Hutchinson, 44, said: “I just want them named and shamed for taking my dad’s mobility scooter and liberty away.”
The great-grandfather-of seven’s buggy was stolen from his home on Waterton Grove some time between Monday and Tuesday. It was found dumped yards away near Waterton House on Waterton Road.
Mr Hutchinson has now been reunited with his scooter but he wants the thieves caught.
The retired wagon driver, who suffers from a number of ailments, said: “It has been terrible. Normally I can get out if I’ve got my buggy but I’ve been stuck in the house. Who in their right mind would take an old man’s scooter? You don’t break in and take a scooter and then leave it half way up the street for a prank. I think they got disturbed.”
Anyone with information about the theft should ring police on 101, quoting crime reference number 13150025682.