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Disabled Preston boy’s trike returned – but it’s been trashed

Posted on - 5th May, 2017 - 4:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Plungington
The trike is custom made for Keaton
The trike is custom made for Keaton

The customised trike belonging to a disabled Preston boy has been found.

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But it’s been stripped and trashed for scrap leaving five-year-old Keaton without his beloved vehicle.

His mother, Danielle Guest, was left fuming after it was taken from outside their home in Brackenbury Road, Plungington, during Wednesday.

Friends have now set up a fundraising page to help buy a new bike for Keaton – after the appeal to find the bike was widely shared.

The custom-built bike costs thousands of pounds.

Danielle posted on Facebook: “We would like to thank everyone again for all your shares, comments and kind messages.

“Keaton’s bike was found in the Ribbleton area. It is trashed and not fit for purpose, which is upsetting to know whoever took it just took it to have a p*** around on.

“I do believe it wouldn’t have been found at all if it wasn’t for theall the shares. Just a shame it’s come back in the state it has. Thanks for all your support.”

Keaton’s Auntie Kelly Seed has started a Justgiving page to raise £1,400 – and it has already exceeded expectations.

She said: “He lives this bike and it got returned trashed and stripped.

“He feels like any other child with a bike like this, it’s heartbreaking.

“We would love to be able to raise money to get Keaton a new one.

“Thanks for all your support we really do appreciate the kind comments and help in getting Keaton back on his bike again.”

You can donate to the fundraiser for Keaton via the Justgiving page.

Anyone with information about who may have taken the trike is asked to call Preston Police on 101 quoting log LC-20170503-0726

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