Disabled child's bike targeted in theft

Disabled child's bike targeted in theft

Bicycles belonging to a family with a severely disabled child have been stolen in north Belfast, leaving them devastated.

Two children's bikes, and an adult bike with an attachment that allows it to be connected to a wheelchair, were taken from a house in Chichester Park North.Andrew Wallace, whose 10-year-old daughter has special needs, said the family have always enjoyed going on bike rides together and described the theft as very upsetting.He told UTV: "It's distressing for us but particularly for our daughter who really enjoys going out in the trailer for bicycle rides."We would appeal for people to keep an eye out for all three bikes, particularly the one with the attachment on - it's a piece of metal on the bike's stem, an unusual looking piece of equipment, and it would mean a lot to us and particularly to our daughter if we could get it back."It is believed a shed containing the bicycles was targeted at some time between 8pm on Wednesday and 12.30pm on Thursday.A 17-year-old boy with sandy hair wearing a hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms was spoken to by the homeowner in the garden previously and police are keen to speak to him.The adult's bicycle which was stolen was a grey and black Kona Good hybrid road bike.Anyone with more information who can help police with their inquires has been asked to get in touch via the non-emergency number 101.


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