Mystery woman returns vital scooter

A PENSIONER today wants to thank the mystery person who returned her electric scooter after it had been stolen.Sylvia Askew, 72, who suffers from Osteoarthritis, bought the scooter in October last year to enable her to get about more independently.

A PENSIONER today wants to thank the mystery person who returned her electric scooter after it had been stolen.

Sylvia Askew, 72, who suffers from Osteoarthritis, bought the scooter in October last year to enable her to get about more independently.

She had stored it in her garden shed waiting for an opportunity to use it when the weather got better.

But on January 5 she realised her garden shed had been broken into and thieves had stolen the brand new scooter worth £1,000.


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Mrs Askew, of Turner Road, Ipswich, said: "I was gutted when I realised it was gone. I didn't think I would ever see it again and although it was insured it seemed like a lot of hassle to go through when it had never been used.

"So you can imagine how surprised I was to get a phone call from Scootermart where I bought it from, telling me they had it in the shop.

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"Somebody had found it in the street and not knowing what to do with it they had taken it to the shop."

Shop workers from Scootermart Mobility and Hearing Centre, in Nacton Road, Ipswich, recognised the scooter as the one they had sold to Mrs Askew three months earlier and called Mrs Askew to let her know to come and collect it.

She added: "The woman who went into the shop to return the scooter said she didn't want a fuss and so didn't leave a contact number.

"But I would like to say a huge thank you to her and hope she would get in touch. I am so pleased to see the scooter again."

Sharon Jennings, customer care manager of Scootermart, said: "A lady came in here on January 6 to tell us she had found a scooter with our sticker on it around the back of our building.

"We asked if we could take her name but she said she didn't want any fuss. "We then checked the identity number on the scooter and found it to be the one Mrs Askew had bought from us so we returned it immediately. She was very pleased to hear from us."

Are you the woman who returned the scooter? Have you also had a mystery person help you out? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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