Thief takes bike belonging to child with learning difficulties

Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a specially-made tricycle belonging to an eight-year-old boy with learning difficulties was stolen from the Birkenhead area.

A report was received that sometime between 5.10am and 9pm on Sunday the blue Theraplay trike had been taken from outside the front of a property on Park Road North.

Enquiries have since been ongoing to locate the trike and those responsible for stealing it.

Community Inspector Paul Harrison said: “We would urge anyone with information about this theft to please get in touch.

“This trike was provided to the child by a charity due to a number of health issues, and is well-loved by the young boy.

“For someone to steal it and deprive him of something he gets a great deal of enjoyment from will affect his quality of life significantly.

“I am appealing to the offenders, or anyone who knows the whereabouts of this trike and may have been offered it for sale, or who may have seen anyone acting suspicious in the area of Park Road North on Sunday, to search their conscience and help return them to the family.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 18200078616 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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