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Nottinghamshire MS sufferer's wheelchair stolen

"Mindless" and "heartless" thieves have stolen a 73-year-old multiple sclerosis sufferer's wheelchair from outside his Nottinghamshire home.

Jack Raynor left his wheelchair in his car port at the side of his bungalow in Collingham near Newark.

Officers said the wheelchair was taken between 18:00 GMT on 22 November and 09:30 GMT on 24 November.

Nottinghamshire Police said the scrap metal value of the wheelchair would have been about £3.

'Pain and suffering'

Insp Andy Gan said metal thefts in the county were on the increase.

"Lorries are going round looking for anything they can find and if it's not tied down or secure they will steal it," he said.

"It's mindless and also very heartless, and for a very, very small gain they've caused someone a lot of pain and suffering."

He said that thieves were stealing people's valuables "without any thought of the impact that has on the victim".

"They just see it as a bit of metal, but it's somebody's belongings and in this case an important belonging."

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