Funeral target exceeded
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.