A DISABLED youngster from Nuneaton has been left unable to play outside after callous thieves stole an essential lifeline.
Six-year-old Kaydon from Stockingford has had a specially adapted walker taken fromthe garden of his home.
For the Exhall Grange pupil born with Cerebral Palsy the mobility device was priceless and allowed him to get about more freely than in a wheelchair.
But his father Adam Gaylor believes it was taken because it was also a precious piece of aluminium which could be traded in for scrap.
Mr Gaylor contacted the Nuneaton News to vent his anger and slam those responsible, who he says have left his son a virtual prisoner in his home.
Mr Gaylor of Arbury Road believes that the `scrap man' may have taken it, although he can't prove it, but says it definitely wasn't children as they would have no use for it.
"Someone came around the back of the house and took it from the garden," said Mr Gaylor, a father of five.
"The gate was shut but not locked and they just took it. I know it wasn't kids, because it's obvious that it's no good for them. It's not like a bike and you can see it's meant for a disabled child.
"A scrap man on the other hand, would just see it as a piece of metal - it was made out of aluminium, and he would just trade it in and get money for it.
"Now all Kaydon's got is his wheelchair, which isn't the same. He can't play outside like he did before."
Mr Gaylor called the police as soon as he noticed the despicable theft, but Warwickshire Police were only able to give him a crime number.
"I just want people to know how low some people will go," added Mr Gaylor.
"While it is scrap metal for some it meant a lot more to my son."