‘Quadbike crooksare scumbags’
Domestic abuse survivor with PTSD has been shouted at
A Perthshire woman with MS has branded the thieves who stole her lifeline quad bike “scumbags”.
Lesley McGown (62) was left heartbroken and angry when she discovered her prized white mini quad was missing.
Speaking to the PA, she said: “I’ve had this little quad for about eight years.
“It has been my freedom to go on adventures up the hill near our home with our grandchildren who are eight and six.
“I don’t want a mobility scooter, the mini quad was just ideal for me and helped me do what I love to do.
“Whoever took it are real scumbags.” with daughters
Nadia (left) and Libby
A Perth domestic abuse survivor who can suffer panic attacks when wearing a face covering has pleaded for understanding in shops from workers and the public.
Nicola Murray (42) suffers from complex PTSD and the wearing of a mask or face covering can trigger traumatic episodes.
With face coverings now mandatory in shops and public transport in Perth and Kinross to fight against the spread of COVID-19, the mum-of-five revealed she has been shouted at for not wearing one.
Nicola wants the public to be more understanding and has highlighted a lanyard scheme for those who have hidden disabilities which may make wearing a face covering difficult.
She told the PA: “Having the bottom half of my face covered makes it feel like my breathing is being restricted, which triggers all the past trauma.
“I tried wearing a mask on Friday for a trip to a local shop and it did not go well and I ended up getting quite upset. I couldn’t wait to get out.”