Coventry couple ‘left housebound’ by theft of customised mobility equipment

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A disabled couple were left ‘effectively housebound’ after they were the victim of car theft in Coventry on Saturday.

The couple’s car, a blue VW Touran had been modified to allow for accessibility for both driver and passenger and was stolen from their driveway, along with a mobility scooter which was kept in the boot.

A police statement appealed for information about the incident, calling on anyone who might be able to assist the enquiry.

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It said: “The car had been modified for the driver, and had specially fitted hoists for the front seat passenger.

“At the time the car was taken, a mobility scooter was in the boot. The theft of both items has effectively left the couple housebound.

“Officers are appealing for the return of the vehicle and the scooter and are keen to hear from anyone with information that can assist the enquiry.”

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