Vandals smash special needs boy's bicycle

Tadhg Evans

Vandals smashed a special needs boy's brand new bicycle during a family holiday he was on in Killarney last week in an appalling act that was widely condemned in Ireland's premier family destination.

Sharon Myers, mother of wheelchair-bound Noah (6) said the family was left in utter disbelief by the shocking act of mindless vandalism that occurred at the Hahah in the very centre of the town sometime between 8pm and 11.15pm on Friday.

Noah's paternal grandparents, who were holidaying with the young family, had taken the bikes into the town centre. The bikes were bought just last month and one was used to carry Noah around using an attachable seat.

Noah's grandparents couldn't believe the mindlessness that greeted them when they returned to the Hahah. "To wreck the wheels for no reason is just ridiculous," Sharon said. "We used to attach a special seat to carry Noah with us; he has a rare genetic condition and he will need to use a wheelchair for life.

"I'm gutted for my in-laws, for us, and for Noah because of the fact that he will be the major one impacted by this if we can't repair the bike properly."


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