Quad bike theft - mum's fury
A DEVOTED Ipswich mum is furious today after thieves stole her autistic son's quad bike.Sharon Edwards was shocked to discover criminals had cut through her neighbour's fence, removed the panels separating their two gardens, destroyed her rockery, broken into her metal shed and ignored valuable electronic equipment and bikes, all to steal the two-year-old quad bike.
A DEVOTED Ipswich mum is furious today after thieves stole her autistic son's quad bike.
Sharon Edwards was shocked to discover criminals had cut through her neighbour's fence, removed the panels separating their two gardens, destroyed her rockery, broken into her metal shed and ignored valuable electronic equipment and bikes, all to steal the two-year-old quad bike.
The red quad, worth around £1,000, was a lifeline for her 15-year-old son Myron, who loved whizzing around on it with his mum, dad and two brothers.
Mrs Edwards, of Lindbergh Road in the Warren Heath area of Ipswich, said she was extremely upset and angry that thieves had taken the bike from Myron, who has severe learning difficulties.
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She added: “He doesn't understand and in a couple of weeks he'll say 'can we go on the quad' and I'll have to explain again.
“He'll be really upset. He loved the quad; he used to sit on the back with his brothers.
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“I'm so angry because it looks like it was a planned job.”
Mrs Edwards said the 110 cc quad had been securely locked down when it was stolen.
She added: “It is very heavy and they didn't have the keys so they must have pushed it all the way across Holywells High School field which we back on to, and then out the other side.
“It must have been a professional job. We didn't hear anything, our dog didn't bark and our next door neighbour's dog didn't bark either.
“I hope when the thieves realise they stole from an autistic boy they might just leave it in the garden - but I'm not holding out much hope.
“It's just not fair.”
The red quad bike was stolen between midnight and 6.15am on Thursday. Anyone with information about the theft should contact sergeant Mark Thomas on 01473 613500.
Have you had a precious item stolen? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.