Menu

Disabled woman left stranded after Mobility van is stolen

Posted on - 7th June, 2024 - 3:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Fulwood, Preston News
Cassandra’s van is adapted to allow her to get on and off in her wheelchair Pic: Blog Preston

A disabled woman from Ashton-on-Ribble has been left without the vehicle she uses to get around the city.

29-year-old Cassandra Helen says her £46,000 specially adapted Ford Transit was taken from Preston Golf Club.

Cassandra says the vehicle was taken from the golf club in Fulwood Hall Lane sometime between 26 May and 31 May.

Read more: Major Ashton-on-Ribble junction set for traffic light works disruption

She told Blog Preston: “I’ve not slept properly since my van was stolen.

“Others might think it’s just a van but they don’t understand, this is my lifeline.

“Without this, I am housebound and totally reliant on other people and accessible taxis to get me anywhere.

“I’ve already lost so much of my life to my disability and when I got the van in 2020 I got a portion of my life back.

“To have to go back to how I was living back then is soul destroying.

“I just don’t know how somebody could take such a vital piece of equipment and how the police can just stand by and watch it happen.”

Cassandra says she has traced the van – via online tools – to an industrial estate in Greater Manchester and reported this also to Greater Manchester Police as well as Lancashire Police.

The type of vehicle Cassandra has

Preston Police say they were called on 31 May about the theft and anyone who witnessed the theft or who has information should call police on 101 quoting log 0512 of 31 May 2024.

Subscribe: Keep in touch directly with the latest headlines from Blog Preston, join our WhatsApp channel and subscribe for our twice-a-week email newsletter. Both free and direct to your phone and inbox.

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

Share
Preston in pictures Preston's Caribbean Carnival 2024Preston's Caribbean Carnival 2024Preston's Caribbean Carnival 2024Preston's Caribbean Carnival 2024Preston's Caribbean Carnival 2024Preston's Caribbean Carnival 2024Preston's Caribbean Carnival 2024Preston's Caribbean Carnival 2024 View more
Advertisement
Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement
News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement
Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails