A DISABLED pensioner whose mobility scooter was stolen is no longer a prisoner in his own home thanks to a generous offer.
Last week the Express reported that Arthur Wheeler, 79, had been left housebound after the theft from outside his bungalow in Stanley.
Ian Chubb, owner of Cedar Mobility, was so moved by his story, after reading it in the Express he donated a top-quality second-hand model to Mr Wheeler yesterday.
Mr Wheeler, of Baulk Crescent, said: “It’s very good of him, I can’t thank him enough. I was devastated when it was stolen, because it without it I’m housebound.
“I can only walk a short distance with my stick – only out to the garden. ”
Ian Chubb, of Cedar Mobility, said: “When I read the story I thought it was shocking that someone could steal a mobility scooter from someone who was vulnerable.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0845 6060606.