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Para-athlete John Smith fears Rio hopes over as wheelchair stolen

A para-athlete fears his chance to race in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is over after his specialist wheelchair was stolen.

John Smith, who competes in the T54 classification, said the chair was taken from his van outside his home in Kent.

Kent Police said it was investigating the theft, outside the house in West Kingsdown near Sevenoaks.

  • 22 Jun 2016
  • From the section Kent