‘Bring back my lifeline scooter’

Vikki Gardner, whose mobility scooter was stolen from its charging point just outside her front door.'120681b. Picture Kevin Allen.'10/02/12.
Vikki Gardner, whose mobility scooter was stolen from its charging point just outside her front door.'120681b. Picture Kevin Allen.'10/02/12.

A DISABLED woman has been left a prisoner in her own home after thieves stole her mobility scooter.

Vikki Gardner, of West Road in Filey, said her scooter was “her independence” and is unable to go anywhere without it.

Miss Gardner, who had her left leg amputated eight years ago, had been having treatment for cancer cells at Castle Hill Hospital in Hull on Thursday before her scooter was taken from outside her front door that night.

The 45 year old said: “I’d gone to bed quite early because I was tired. My neighbour woke me up the next day and told me another neighbour had seen three lads carrying my scooter away.

“The police came round and said they were hopeful they might find it nearby if it had been dumped.

“But they’ve looked around the area and there’s no sign of it.”

Miss Garner urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

She said: “I can’t believe people could be so cruel. The fact that it could be someone who knows me is awful too.

“I’m not able to get out at all and my next door neighbour has been helping me.

“My scooter was my freedom.”

Miss Gardner describes her scooter as a black Mayfair four-wheeled mobility scooter with a metal basket on the front.

There are also some diamante stickers on the front, under the word Mayfair.

The theft took place at 11pm on Thursday.

If you have any information please call 101 and ask for PC Andy Davies. Alternatively call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.