Friday, October 23, 2009

Autistic Thomas Paul, 10, left ‘devastated’ by bike theft

AN autistic youngster from Hereford has been left devastated after his bike was stolen.
Thomas Paul, who also has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), noticed that his bright orange bike had been taken from his aunt Kaile’s garden in Brampton Road, Newton Farm.
“It’s his pride and joy and he would always say hello to people whenever he rode it,” said his mother Rebecca Mills.
“Because of his condition, people don’t understand him, so he doesn’t have many friends.
“His bike is his freedom. I can’t believe people can be so cruel.”
Anyone with any information about the theft or the bike’s whereabouts can call Hereford police station on 0300 333 3000.

(Reproduced from the Hereford Times, 23rd October)

GARDIEN TIP: Over half the bikes stolen in the UK are from people's homes. Sensible precautions need to be taken at all times. For general advice about making your garden safer, see

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