Fu­neral tar­get ex­ceeded

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

A FUNDRAISER to pay for the fu­neral of a 25-year-old Dundee woman has ex­ceeded its tar­get.

Na­dia Shields — who was left dis­abled fol­low­ing a hor­ror fall at the age of 21 — died in Ninewells Hos­pi­tal ear­lier this month af­ter catch­ing a di­a­betes­re­lated in­fec­tion.

The tragedy is one of a num­ber that Na­dia’s mum Ah­mad Roxan and her fam­ily have had to cope with — i nclud­ing son Amrit hav­ing a “near-miss cot death” in 2002.

In 2005, daugh­ter Naomi and her brother Jor­dan, then aged nine and 10, both suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries in a car crash.

Four years ago, Na­dia suf­fered spinal i njuries which l eft her us­ing a wheel­chair and re­quir­ing hos­pi­tal treat­ment f or nearly a year and then in 2015, Naomi was left in a coma by a hit-and-run driver.

Na­dia’s fam­ily launched a fu­neral fundrais­ing ap­peal with a tar­get of £1,000. The to­tal cur­rently stands at £1,105 .

To c o n t r i bu t e , v i s i t just­giv­ing.com/crowd fund­ing/roxan-ah­mad.

Shock­ing CCTV im­ages taken from Red­berry on Crich­ton Street i n Dundee show a brazen thief plac­ing an or­der for a waf­fle be­fore grab­bing the tin from the counter.

Speak­ing to­day, busi­ness owner, Waqaar You­nis, 22, re­leased the im­ages of the woman who grabbed the tin, be­lieved to have con­tained some­where be­tween £30-£40.

Dur­ing a sec­tion of the footage the woman can be seen in the store chat­ting to a staff mem­ber.

In mid con­ver­sa­tion she can be seen lift­ing the tin to see if it is at­tached to the counter be­fore plac­ing the item back down.

Whilst keep­ing the door propped open she waits on the staff mem­ber to go to the other end of the store to make her food be­fore mak­ing off with the box in broad day­light.

Waqaar, who has owned the store for more than six months, said the in­ci­dent hap­pened on Wed­nes­day April 11.

The shop was alerted to the theft by an­other cus­tomer who saw the woman flee­ing with the tin, which held do­na­tions for the Cash for Kids char­ity.

The former Mor­gan Academy pupil said po­lice were no­ti­fied of the in­ci­dent be­fore he re­leased im­ages of the woman on so­cial me­dia.

He said: “The woman placed an or­der for a waf­fle be­fore she took the char­ity box.

‘‘It maybe wasn’t a great place for us to place the tin but you don’t ex­pect it to hap­pen.

“As soon as the staff mem­ber started to make the waf­fle the woman placed it in her jacket and calmly walked out be­fore an­other cus­tomer no­ti­fied the staff mem­ber.

A BUSI­NESS owner says he has been left “dis­gusted” af­ter a cus­tomer swiped a char­ity tin from his store.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.