A teenager with cerebral palsy has been left unable to walk after thieves stole his leg splints.
The splints were taken from a car that was broken into in Mansfield Road, Skegby. The break in took place at some point on Monday night, 3rd November, or the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The loss of the splints (like those pictured but in a camouflage colour) has had a big impact on the 15-year-old’s life.
His mum, Michelle Clements, said: “He was devastated. It means he can’t stand and he can’t even walk with his walking frame.
“Even with an emergency order it’s going to take seven weeks to get a new pair of splints made and in that time his muscles are going to deteriorate because he can’t even do his physio. Recasting will take four weeks and then another three before the new splints are made.”
Michelle believes the splints were taken for the attached trainers. She suspects whoever took them may have dumped the splints once they detached the trainers.
Michelle said: “This is the second time they have been stolen.
“Last time they took the trainers but someone found the splints dumped in their garden so I would ask people to check their back gardens, especially if you live in the area.”
If you know anything about the theft or have any idea where the splints may be please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously quoting incident 96 of 4 November.