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Woman, 102, housebound after thieves steal walking frame in Wrotham

02 January 2013

Police stock imageA 102-year-old woman has been left a prisoner in her own home after thieves swiped her walking frame.

Freda McGregor is said to be virtually housebound after the theft - sometime between December 19 and December 21.

Mrs McGregor, who lives in a retirement complex off West Street in Wrotham, last saw her frame outside her front door at 9am on December 19. She discovered it was missing at 11am on December 21.
 
Worth £177, it has four wheels, a basket, a seat and is described as black or dark-coloured. 

PC Ben Foskett from the Tonbridge and Malling Neighbourhood Policing Unit is leading the investigation to find the missing frame.

"this is an item of particular importance to an elderly lady who struggles to get about without it, and it is worth far more to her than the person who has taken it" – pc ben foskett
House-to-house enquiries have been conducted and he is now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
 
He said: "This is an item of particular importance to an elderly lady who struggles to get about without it, and it is worth far more to her than the person who has taken it.

"We would be grateful for any information leading to its return or the identification of any offenders."
 
Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 101 quoting reference number YY/024120/12. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Do you know any more, or could you help Mrs McGregor? Call our newsdesk on 01634 227872.

 

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