Ipswich man united with mobility scooter after neighbour mix-up

Tony Foreman, 61, feared he would have to sell his birds if his scooter wasn't found.

Tony Foreman, 61, feared he would have to sell his birds if his scooter wasn't found. - Credit: Su Anderson

A 61-year-old man has “never been so happy” after being reunited with his mobility scooter.

Tony Foreman's mobility scooter.

Tony Foreman's mobility scooter. - Credit: Cont

Tony Foreman lost the vehicle on May 3 after he fell off it on Bramford Road and was taken to hospital without it.

The father-of-five feared it had been stolen, but it later transpired that it was being looked after by one his neighbours who saw the appeal published in the Star last week.Colin Lane, of Bramford Road, said he was asked to look after the blue CTM mobility scooter while Mr Foreman was cared for.

“We took it off the ambulance people when the accident happened,” Mr Lane said. “It’s been sitting in my garden ever since.”

“We thought it was strange that no-one had been round to collect it.”

The 71-year-old said he and his son, also named Colin, helped Mr Foreman at the time of the fall.

The scooter was taken back to Mr Foreman on Thursday by a Suffolk police officer.

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