Yarmouth Grandmother ‘can’t have a normal life’ after mobility scooter was stolen

Residents at Falcon Court, Great Yarmouth are complaining about the councils behaviour.Shirley Brigh

Residents at Falcon Court, Great Yarmouth are complaining about the councils behaviour.Shirley Brigham.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A grandmother has said she can't lead a normal life since the theft of her mobility scooter.

Picture: James Bass

Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Shirley Brigham, 67, has lived in her flat in Falcon Court near Fuller's Hill in Great Yarmouth for 11 years.

The scooter was stolen at some point between 9am and 11.20pm on Saturday, June 11 and she was unable to get out of the house for a couple of days until a neighbour leant her the use of their one.

She said that it was an easy target for sitting outside and she should be allowed to store it under the communal stairwell on the ground floor.

'It is everything to me,' she said, adding: 'Without it I can't have a normal life.'

Residents at Falcon Court, Great Yarmouth are complaining about the councils behaviour.Picture: Jame

Residents at Falcon Court, Great Yarmouth are complaining about the councils behaviour.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

'I've got to find more money to go and buy another one.'

Officers from Great Yarmouth Police station are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a theft of a mobility scooter near to the town.

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It is described as being small and burgundy in colour with a black metal basket on the front. It also has a black seat with arm rests and a bag on the back. The scooter may also be seen with a blue rain cover over it.

• Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between the times stated or anyone with information about the scooter should contact PC Ivan Lovett from Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

• Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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