Cornist woman faces week off road after plate theft

Published date: 05 March 2014 |
Published by: Jamie Nield-Siddall 
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A WOMAN who relies on her car to drive her disabled niece to hospital has slammed thieves who stole her number plates – the night before her partner also had his number plates stolen.

Dawn Bridge, 37, said she will be without the vehicle for seven days after the callous theft.

She said this means she will be unable to take her sister’s daughter – 17-year-old Siobhan Bridge, who has cerebral palsy – to her regular appointments at hospital.

Ms Bridge said the plates were stolen off her black Polo, which was parked outside her Flint home, on Hafod, Cornist, on Sunday night.

To make matters worse her partner Dave Benham, 60, also had both plates on his red Renault Clio stolen the following night.

Ms Bridge said: “I need the car for appointments. Siobhan has regular weekly appointments and I’m the only driver.

“I have to wait for seven days for a form to come through before I can drive it again and it will be off the road until then.”

It was a police officer who alerted Ms Bridge to the missing number plates on Sunday night.

“I was bouncing when I found out they had been stolen,” she said.

“It is just ridiculous. It is a nightmare sorting it all out – it has been one hell of an inconvenience.”

A North Wales Police spokesman confirmed the number plates were stolen from both vehicles from outside the property.

Anyone with any information about the incidents can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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