Disgraceful: The husband of a woman who suffers from a severe form of Multiple Sclerosis tells their story of how their car was stolen by heartless thieves – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Disgraceful: The husband of a woman who suffers from a severe form of Multiple Sclerosis tells their story of how their car was stolen by heartless thieves




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The husband of a woman who suffers from a severe form of multiple sclerosis has spoken of how the theft of their car by disgraceful thugs has left them confined to their home.

The man named John who currently cares for his ill wife told his story of how their much needed vehicle was despicably stolen from them in the middle of the night, John from Clondalkin told RTE’s Radio 1 show Liveline of how the “horrendous” act had left the pair “badly stuck”.
John told the show’s host Joe Duffy: “The car is very important because we’re very badly stuck without it.” “My wife has lot of hospital appointments up in Tallaght and without the car she can’t get around. “I had to lift her in and out of it because she can’t move the lower half of her body – its totally seized up due to the MS. That’s why we need to get the car back because we’re stranded without it.”

John also spoke of how his confronted the disgraceful thieves when their silver Opel Meriva registration 08D38142 was stolen from their home in Cherrywood Villas in Clondalkin in the early hours of Wednesday morning. John said: “She actually disturbed them, they came into the front room first and were looking around and didn’t realise she was in the bed in the kitchen,” “We’ve the bottom of the house modified as best we can to help her get around in the wheelchair and since she can only hold herself up for about ten seconds, she can’t possibility get up the stairs.” John futher explained of how his wife roared at the thieves, telling them: “What are you doing in my house… get the f**k out!!” However, the heartless thieves grabbed a set of car keys left downstairs by John and fled the scene.
John said: “I was silly and left the car keys downstairs and they got hold of them.”

Gardaí are currently appealing to anyone who might have seen a silver Opel Meriva (08D38142) in the South Dublin area to contact them at Clondalkin Garda Station on 016667600.

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