Nan left housebound and frightened after wheelchair and walking frame theft

Evil thieves have left a disabled Scottish gran housebound and "frightened" after they stole her "lifeline" wheelchair and walking frame from her front garden.

Vulnerable Kim Sneddon, 61, who suffers from a plethora of debilitating health conditions, says she is now "frightened in her own home" after the "despicable" crooks nicked the kit from her front garden in Glasgow.

While police continue to hunt the perpetrators, who struck at some point between 9am on May 12 and 8am on May 13, Kim says she is sickened by the overnight theft and hopes those with information will "do the right thing" and contact police.

She told the Daily Record: "The whole thing has left me so upset. Why would anyone think it's acceptable to target a vulnerable person who lives alone, whoever has done this clearly has no empathy for others.

"I'm now frightened in my own home and this is costing the NHS too as I will need to get replacements. The cost of living is going up and people might turn to crime, but I'm struggling to survive too, we all are."

Kim has been battling a number of health issues for around eight years.

She added: "I have arthritis in my hip and waiting for a hip replacement.

"I suffer from angina, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and femoroacetabular impingement; an issue with joints in my hip.

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"I barely get out the house as it is, but I need my wheelchair to get to appointments with my nurse as I need to walk down a few steps to get onto the road. It's despicable."

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde provided Kim with a new wheelchair on May 20 but her own chair and walker are still missing.

Police confirmed the incident and that enquiries are ongoing to hunt down the crooks.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 0816 of Friday, May 13.

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