Elderly ‘devastated’ at theft of community minibus in Leeds

The stolen minibus
The stolen minibus
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Thieves have stolen a charity minibus used to help dozens of elderly people get out and about.

The Horsforth Community Minibus was taken from outside Woodside Methodist Church, on Outwood Lane in Horsforth, overnight on Monday.

The distinctive 20ft-long vehicle is run on a charitable basis and is used to take elderly people on outings and shopping trips as well as to social events.

It has about 100 regular users.

Susie Johnson, chairman of the Horsforth Community Minibus Fund, said: “It seems ridiculous that they could think that they are not going to hurt people by taking it. And we’re not just talking one or two families – we’re talking 70, 80, 100 families who will be affected.

“It says on the side that it’s a community minibus so there’s no doubt about what it’s there for.

“It’s devastating.”

Anyone with information should contact police via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.