Thieves take Mia’s £4,500 wheelchair from Oxford Street

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A disabled six-year-old girl has been left without her specialist wheelchair after it was stolen outside her Rugby home.

Mia Williams is now having to be carried around by her parents after her £4,500 wheelchair was stolen on Tuesday morning.

Mia’s dad Dean said: “I’m so angry. I’ve spent the whole morning driving around Rugby looking for it.”

Mia, who goes to Brooke School, was born without eyes and has cerebral palsy. The youngster is unable to walk or talk and relies on her wheelchair to get around.

The family, who live in Oxford Street, noticed the wheelchair was missing on Tuesday morning when they were getting Mia ready for school.

Mr Williams said: “Every morning when we get Mia ready for school we put her wheelchair outside. We have a disabled space outside our house and everyone knows. It’s only out there for about half an hour and someone has taken it.”

He continued: “I did hear a van pull up outside the house but I carried on getting Mia ready. I went to put Mia in her chair and only the seat was there.”

Mr Williams and Mia’s mum Fran Condry believe the wheelchair could have been stolen to sell for scrap metal.

He said: “It’s a really comfortable chair for Mia. It gives her a lot of support and stops her from falling out. We don’t have a spare.

“It’s enormous and not something we would have a spare of. I had to carry her through school this morning when I dropped her off. Mia now has no mode of transport thanks to someone.”

Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about Mia’s wheelchair to come forward. It was taken sometime between 8.25 and 8.45am on Tuesday (July 16) from Oxford Street.

Contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.