Heartless thieves steal slide from disabled boy
EVIL ACT GRANDMOTHER MAKES PLEA FOR RETURN OF FAVOURITE TOY
A DISTRAUGHT Arklow grandmother has issued an appeal in the hope of retrieving a slide which was stolen from her five-year-old disabled grandson.
The incident which occured in recent weeks has left little Alex O’Toole, from Liam Mellows Close and his family very upset.
Alex who suffers from Downs Syndrome and autism has been left without his favourite toy since thieves removed it from his front garden in the middle of the night, an act which his grandmother has described as evil and hurtful.
According to his grandmother Lourde O’Toole the slide was a huge source of enjoyment to Alex who enjoyed a routine of playing on it every morning before he left for school at Barnacoyle.
‘It really was so precious to him and it was a great form of exercise which is vital for him. It has been in the garden for two years and he just loved it. It makes me feel so lousy to think someone would steal it from a little boy and not even care about the upset they have caused.’
Ms. O’Toole adds that the most upsetting aspect of the theft is not the inconvenience of cost but the fact that someone could be so heartless that they would steal from a child.
‘Perhaps they don’t realise just how attached Alex was to the slide but to think they might try and sell it on to some other innocent person is awful.’ Information can be passed on to Lourde O’Toole at 087 6246024.
Little Alex plays with his slide in happier times before it was callously taken away from him.