Autistic Bognor boy has bike stolen

A young boy with autism has been left distraught after his beloved bike was stolen from outside his home.

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 12:56 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:12 am
The distinctive bike which was stolen

Six-year-old George Park from Bognor Regis had been given the special three-wheeled trike for Christmas.

It was stolen from the front garden of the family’s home in Fletcher Way overnight, leaving young George deeply upset.

His dad, also George Park, said: “Little George grows very attached to things and struggled to ride a normal push bike.

Little George on his bike

“He also has hyper mobility and suffers pains in his legs so his push bike seemed to give him more freedom.

“He attends Parklands School in Chichester and because of his special needs he doesn’t understand what’s happened.

“But anything that reminds him of his bike, like a picture, gets him very emotional and upset.

“He has very up and down days and loved his bike, we will have to spend another £200 replace very quick to sooth his loss.”

The distinctive bike is described as a Concept Mantis three-wheeled boys trike which is black and red, with the number 303 on the front and is valued at £200.

Police are appealing for information.

“Anyone with information can contact the police on [email protected] quoting serial 966 of 01/06.”

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