Life made ‘much more difficult’ for 85-year-old after tricycle stolen outside Cambridge church

An 85-year-old man has said ‘life has become much more difficult’ after his electric tricycle was stolen in Cambridge. The tricycle, which was the owner’s main means of transport, was stolen from outside Great St Mary’s Church in St Mary’s Passage, between 12:40pm and 2:15pm on January 24.

It had been locked to a metal fence outside the church. The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “I have heart and balance problems. With my electric tricycle, I could do my shopping and go into town.

“I put it together during the Covid lockdown and the electric helps me against the wind and hills. Life has become much more difficult for me without it.”

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The electric tricycle is unique. It is comprised of a Raleigh frame, a stainless steel Trykit conversion axle and a Berthould saddle bag. Two panniers filled with books are attached to the frame.

PC Natalie Hines said: “This is a unique cycle that people may have spotted around Cambridge. We are urging anyone who has information or has seen the electric tricycle, either being used or listed for sale, to contact us.”

Anyone with information about the theft or who has seen a similar tricycle around Cambridge can contact the police via their web chat service or online forms here, quoting 35/5492/24. Those without internet access can call 101.

Cambridgeshire Live – Cambridge News