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Van stolen at petrol station

Story about  Alan Hebden,  disabled man who's had his bright orange metalic van, which also holds the wheel to his mobility scooter, stolen.

Story about Alan Hebden, disabled man who's had his bright orange metalic van, which also holds the wheel to his mobility scooter, stolen.

A DISABLED man was left stranded when thieves stole his camper-van.

Alan Hebden, 57, had accidentally left the keys in his vehicle while he visited a petrol garage - before two men jumped in and sped off.

Mr Hebden, of Altofts, had also left the wheel of his mobility scooter – which he requires having suffered a stroke - in his bright orange Fiat Ducato van.

He said: “My tyre was in the van so my mobility scooter’s off the road as well.”

Mr Hebden had been filling up at a Jet Garage in Castleford just after 10.30am last Wednesday, September 5.

He said: “They know the vehicle belonged to a disabled person because there was a blue badge in it.”

“It’s a large vehicle and it’s also a very unusual colour – bright metallic orange. A lot of people know it and a lot of people know it’s my van.”

“I’m not really positive about getting it back.”

Mr Hebden - who has a splint on his lower leg and walks with the aid of a stick - said the van had been modified .

He said: “I use if for holidays and what have you. It has effectively been converted for me.

“I use it for all my shopping and all my leisure activities. It’s my only vehicle.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

 
 
 

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