Maenporth Beach, Cornwall, loudspeaker stolen from disabled man
A call has gone out for a portable speaker that was stolen from the back of a wheelchair belonging to a blind disabled person enjoying Maenporth Beach yesterday.
The ‘despicable’ act happened when the wheelchair was left at Life’s A Beach cafe on Saturday August 27 as the owner was carried onto the beach by the cafe’s new, purpose-built beach chair.
However, when the owner returned with his caregivers to his wheelchair, the Boase speaker, which was positioned near the user’s head, was missing.
Posting to the Falmouth and Penryn Community Facebook page, the victim’s sister said: “Stolen loudspeaker from blind disabled person. Hello neighbours, my brother was on the beach today [Saturday] and a Boase speaker was stolen from his wheelchair at the beach cafe today. If anyone knows anything please contact me. If you were the one who stole this, I hope you feel guilty.”
In response to the post, Sara Foster said, “It’s disgusting who ever took this has to give it back now.” while Amanda Tickle said, “If it’s been stolen, it’s despicable.”
The sister said the cafe was looking at its CCTV and made an appeal on the Facebook page.
On its Facebook page, Life’s a Beach Cafe said: “Assistance needed: a Boase portable speaker which was on the back of the wheelchair shown in the photo parked outside the cafe’s entrance this afternoon as the customer Was taken to the beach in our beach chair disappeared.
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“The carers are very keen to get the speaker back. If you have found or are in possession of the speaker, please return it to the cafe.
“The lecturer is very important to them and their patient.”