Bainsford man comes to aid of OAP whose wheelchair was stolen

Bainsford resident Janet Conroy in her new wheelchair donated by Gary Riddell, alongside PC Ryan Smith
Bainsford resident Janet Conroy in her new wheelchair donated by Gary Riddell, alongside PC Ryan Smith

A thoughtful Bainsford man has come to the aid of a pensioner whose wheelchair was stolen from outside her home.

Gary Riddell contacted police after hearing of the callous theft earlier this month to say he had a spare wheelchair which he was happy to donate to help 80-year-old victim Janet Conroy.

Officers are continuing investigations after Mrs Conroy’s wheelchair was taken from outside an address in Bainsford’s Gairdoch Street on Monday, April 9.

PC Ryan Smith said: “I am still appealing for information regards this theft and I am keen to trace the persons responsible.

“The gesture by Mr Riddell is a clear example of community spirit and Mrs Conroy was overwhelmed. I wish to thank Mr Riddell also.”

Anyone with information relating to this theft is asked to contact police on 101.