Dalton OAP’s crutch swiped
Last updated at 09:49, Wednesday, 14 March 2012
A PENSIONER faces an uphill struggle to get home – after his crutch was pinched.
Joe Taylor was putting on his Irish Lottery in the Bet Fred bookies in Market Street, Dalton, when his crutch was swiped.
Mr Taylor said: “I left it by the door so no one would trip over it. I went to the counter and when I came back to the door someone had taken it.”
The 78-year-old suffers from arthritis in his left knee and recently twisted his right ankle, so he relies on his crutch to get around town.
He said: “I’ve got several walking sticks but I’ve got a bad hand so I can’t grip them.”
A neighbour has since given him a replacement crutch.
But Mr Taylor, who lives at the top end of Market Street, past the Co-op, said it was a struggle just to get home without it.
He believes it may have been taken for the value of the scrap aluminium.
First published at 13:09, Thursday, 08 March 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
More Dalton news
- South Cumbria drivers caught out by traffic warden's Sunday morning blitz (16 comments)
- ‘No guarantee of extra funds whoever wins’ - Dalton doctor
- Police appeal for information after car was damaged in Dalton
- Dalton school wins prize for mastering art of teaching religion
- Hundreds attend Dalton's first beer festival (1 comment)
- Mums turn tide in fight to keep vital Dalton aquanatal sessions afloat
- Dalton beer festival promises to be an ale and hearty affair (1 comment)
- South Cumbria primary school head’s homes plea rejected by planners
- Parents launch campaign after Dalton aquanatal class funding is cut
- Thieves steal metal and blocks from listed Dalton house
- Dalton man attacked his grieving uncle while relative lay dead upstairs
- Dalton man's appeal against conviction for driving offence is abandoned
- South Cumbria florist designs display for royal ceremony
- Dalton man charged with sexual activity with 13-year-old girl
- Dalton pupils take part in Welly Walking Day
- Dalton school's sell-out production concludes tonight
- Double Michelin-starred chef to make chocolates for Dalton diners
- Masterclass from top chefs in Dalton for young chefs
- Fundraising success on first night of Cumbria celebrity chef charity event
- Cumbria celebrity chef event ends with spectacular finale
- Police appeal after serious sexual offence in Dalton
- Dalton charity chef event aims to raise £100k
- Chefs ensure Dalton fundraising event will be done in best possible taste
- Kind £1,000 donation will help Dalton girl to watch the world go by
- Latest charity donation will benefit 1,000 people
Evening Mail homepage
Choosing a pre-school
Luscombe Plant Hire
Great Daffodil appeal 2015
Homes and gardens 21