Nottingham

Radcliffe-on-Trent burglary victim given wheelchair

Matt Huckerby and Pauline Massey
Image caption Mr Huckerby has spina bifida and hydrocephalus

A member of the public has stepped in to help a disabled Nottinghamshire man whose car containing his wheelchair was stolen in a burglary.

Matt Huckerby, 37, from Radcliffe-on-Trent, was left devastated following the theft on 21 June.

After hearing news of his plight Pauline Massie offered a new wheelchair worth around £2,000, which she has had in storage for two years.

Mr Huckerby said the act had restored his faith in people.

Mrs Massie, who runs a house clearance company, heard Mr Huckerby's story on BBC Radio Nottingham, on Tuesday.

Thieves stole Mr Huckerby's Mazda 5 Takara car following a break-in at his house overnight on 21 June.

The missing wheelchair is a blue Kuschall K4-series model.

Anyone with information about the theft has been asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police.

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