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Help pours in for disabled pensioner

PUBLISHED: 16:25 31 December 2007 | UPDATED: 09:50 08 July 2010

A disabled pensioner left housebound by thieves who stole and vandalised her scooter has been inundated with pledges for help.

Stella Woods, 83, of Briar Close, Necton, who can barely get to the end of the garden, was left stranded when burglars smashed open her shed door to steal the red four-wheeled Sterling buggy valued at £1,800.

A disabled pensioner left housebound by thieves who stole and vandalised her scooter has been inundated with pledges for help.

Stella Woods, 83, of Briar Close, Necton, who can barely get to the end of the garden, was left stranded when burglars smashed open her shed door to steal the red four-wheeled Sterling buggy valued at £1,800.

And the tale took a turn for the worse when any hope of recovering the scooter was dashed after in was discovered dumped in a nearby river.

But Mrs Woods is trying to stay positive about the saga police condemned as heartless, after being flooded with offers of help.

She said: “People are so marvellous. I've had offers from charity people have been knocking at my door. I've now bought an almost new one for a reduced rate.

“You hear terrible things happen in the world but after the response I've had it restores a bit of faith.

“I just hope the little devils that did this get caught.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact PC Sarah Thompson as Kings Lynn police station on 0845 4564567 or to telephone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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