14/08/2014 16:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Thieves Stole Disabled Girl's Wheelchair As She Visited Her Grandmother

Liverpool Echo

Despicable thieves stole a teenager's wheelchair after she'd left it outside her grandmother's home during a Christmas visit.

Pearl Kelly, 17 – who has curvature of the spine – went to see her grandma in Orrell Park, Liverpool, on December 21. When she went to leave at 5pm, her specially-adapted wheelchair was gone.

She told the local paper: "I was with my nan inside when it was taken. It's my only wheelchair and I use it every day.

"Since it's been taken I haven't been out, I'm in the house. I rang the police and they said they'll keep an eye out.

"I'm just upset and angry that someone could steal it."

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "We would like to hear from anyone who has any information about this incident or who is offered the wheelchair for sale.

"This was a despicable crime and the victim is still distressed. This woman has had one of her only means of mobility taken away from her.

"It is vital that we find the people responsible for this callous crime and bring them to justice."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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