Thieves take disabled Flintshire boy's motorised buggy

Reporter:

Hayley Collins

A DISABLED boy who suffered brain damage in a horrific crash which killed his dad has been left heartbroken after thieves stole his motorised buggy.

Six-year-old Dylan Morris from Connah’s Quay suffered extensive injuries when a drink driver ploughed into his family’s car near Scunthorpe in 2005, killing his dad, Carl.

Mum Helen, 36, said she was livid that someone could steal from a disabled child.

She said: “He suffered serious head injuries that left him brain damaged so he has special needs now, but he knows it’s gone because he keeps saying it’s vanished.

“A lot of people round here know Dylan’s history so it just makes it even more sickening that they could do something like that to a disabled boy.”

Helen, who works as a classroom assistant at Golftyn Primary School where Dylan is a pupil, said she first noticed the £300 battery-powered beach buggy was missing from the back garden of their home in Bryn Road on Thursday.

She said: “This buggy was his most prized possession and it was a Christmas present in 2008.

"He got great pleasure from playing with it and driving his friends round in it. It has upset me greatly that someone could be so cruel.

“As the buggy was so big it would not fit through my gate and we had to remove a fence panel to get it in and out of the garden.

"I believe someone has planned this theft and it has caused great distress to my family.”

The mum-of-three has since tried to replace the buggy, but was dismayed to find the manufacturers have stopped making them.

She added: “It’s no good to anyone without the battery charger anyway. I’m absolutely livid.”

Helen and her other children Megan, now seven, and Jasmine, now 12, were all involved in the horrific motorway crash that claimed the life of 33-year-old Carl.

The family were travelling to Cleethorpes for their first ever holiday when they were hit head-on by a car travelling the wrong way down the M180 at 90mph.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact police on the non-emergency 101 number.

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