Rothesay man reunited with stolen wheelchair

Robert McDonald - known to all as Harry - and his daughter Edith in the back garden of his home in Rothesay.
Robert McDonald - known to all as Harry - and his daughter Edith in the back garden of his home in Rothesay.

An elderly Rothesay man has been reunited with a wheelchair which was stolen from outside his home in the town.

Robert McDonald was left virtually housebound after the theft of his mobility aid from a bin storage area behind his Bridge Street flat in late July.

But his daughter Edith was delighted to receive a call from police last week, telling her a wheelchair matching the description of the stolen item had been recovered.

“I knew it was my dad’s straight away,” Edith said.

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