Mother pleads for re­turn of son’s bike

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE mother of a boy whose bike was stolen from the Proser­pine Pool some­time be­tween mid­day and 3.30pm on Satur­day is plead­ing for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward or sim­ply for the bike to be re­turned.

Leeanne Clarry’s son Thomas was at the pool with friends when the in­ci­dent oc­curred.

Ms Clarry said Tom has a dis­abil­ity called third nerve palsy, due to a car ac­ci­dent in 2001. The dis­abil­ity af­fects his abil­ity to bal­ance.

“When he was ap­prox­i­mately seven years old he was able to ride a trike. This year he made it a goal to learn to ride a two-wheeler bike, which we hon­estly thought he would never do,” she said.

Ear­lier this year, friends of the fam­ily gave Tom the Black BMX bike, to en­cour­age him to stick to his goal.

“At first he was scared, but with a lot of en­cour­age­ment by not only us but our neigh­bour­hood too, Tom per­se­vered and af­ter a few times of try­ing, he did it, he rode with­out fall­ing off,” Ms Clarry said.

“It was a very spe­cial mo­ment for all of us but es­pe­cially for Tom - and now that some­one has stolen his bike, it has up­set him a lot.”

Con­sta­ble Steven Rin­gel­stein from the Proser­pine sta­tion con­firmed that po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter and urged any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact the sta­tion on 4945 9666.

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