Child’s customised wheelchair taken in Co Dublin robbery

Family are in ‘desperate’ need after car containing customised chair is stolen

A child's customised wheelchair was in the boot of a car that was stolen in Skerries, Co Dublin, in the early hours of Friday.

Gardaí are investigating after the silver Mercedes estate with registration plate 12 D 55188 was taken from outside a house at about 3.25am on Friday.

Lorraine Dempsey, spokeswoman for the Special Needs Parents Association, said a customised wheelchair belonging to a child "was in the boot [of the car] and [the] family desperately need it back".

Ms Dempsey urged anyone with information about the incident to contact gardaí.


A Garda spokesman confirmed to The Irish Times that car keys and a number of other items were taken from a house and a car parked nearby was subsequently driven off.

Sorcha Pollak

Sorcha Pollak

Sorcha Pollak is an Irish Times reporter and cohost of the In the News podcast