Norma King with new Parkgate Mobility scooter
Credit: The Nottingham Post

Norma King, 98, whose scooter was smashed up by thieves, has been gifted a new one free of charge by mobility retailer Parkgate Mobility.

The scooter, as well as her handbag which was inside the scooter, was taken from her front garden in Nottinghamshire on 15th July.  Later that day, her scooter was found smashed to pieces in a park.

Around two weeks later, Parkgate Mobility presented to Norma a free replacement scooter after the company saw a police appeal.

Business Manager of Parkgate Mobility Tracy Simmons told the Nottingham Post: “It’s disgusting that these thieves targeted an elderly and vulnerable woman and stole her scooter which was her lifeline, giving her independence and freedom.

“We wanted to help her after hearing what happened and we’ve now given her good quality second-hand scooter to replace her stolen one.

“We’ve tried to find a match for her old scooter but if it’s not suitable for Mrs King we will swap it for one that is.”

Tracy says that Parkgate Mobility is dedicated to strong customer service and satisfaction, highlighting how sticking with core values has led to over two decades of retail growth.

Nottinghamshire Police are following a number of lines of enquiry and appealing for anyone with information to come forwards.

Norma commented: “I’m so grateful to Parkgate Mobility for giving me this scooter. It’s so kind and thoughtful of them and I can’t wait to try it out.

“Having my scooter stolen has really affected me and I’d urge anyone with any information to call the police to help catch those responsible.”

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