Catalytic Thieves Target Disabled Transport Minibuses
12:33pm 27th March 2014
(Updated 5:27pm 27th March 2014)
Thieves who cut catalytic converters off disabled school minibuses in Dorset have provoked an angry response from man who runs the service.
Clearly marked specialist minibuses provided by Bob's Cars of Dorchester were targeted in attack over the weekend.
Owner Bob Galloway called those responsible 'mindless' and 'selfish', with no idea who the real victims could have been.
His company were only able to complete Monday morning's runs to schools, colleges and day centres because they had spares in stock.
He said had they not been able to complete those journeys there could have been considerable disruption not only to the schools and colleges concerned, but the disabled youngsters, their carers and families.
"They just disabled those vehicles, right there on a Monday morning, we were ready to get out there and do our stuff, take the children to school and adults to day centres only to find that these catalytic converters had been cut off on the weekend."