Search

Collier Row Parkinson’s sufferer who uses iPad to communicate has device stolen

PUBLISHED: 14:30 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:40 28 March 2014

Peter Grove

Peter Grove

Archant

The mother-in-law of a parkinson’s sufferer who uses an iPad to communicate has appealed for its return after it was left in a supermarket trolley.

Peter Grove, 67, of Mowbrays Road in Collier Row, is unable to talk due to his disability and types what he wants to say onto his handheld computer tablet which has a speech-aid installed.

Last Wednesday, while out shopping with his wife Christine in the Romford Asda in Dolphin Approach at about 4pm, Peter left his iPad in a trolley after removing his shopping.

Minutes later, upon realising, he returned to the trolley to find it had been taken. When his mother-in-law Jenny Oates returned to the store to see if it had been handed in, she was told it hadn’t.

Now, she is appealing to readers to help with the safe return of the device that is so essential to Peter.

“He’s put the trolley back, lifted his shopping out and gone without realising, then gone back and found someone has taken it,” said Jenny.

“It has a black, heavy-duty cover on it. I hope someone will return it because Peter needs this to speak to people. He’s in a bad way.”

An Asda spokesman said: “We hope that that by appealing to our customers who were shopping on the day to come forward with any information they may have about the whereabouts of the missing iPad, we can help to return it to its rightful owner.”

If you have any information about the missing iPad, or know someone who does, please contact Jenny on 01708 224569.

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

20 minutes ago

Hundreds of people enjoyed the festivities as St George’s Day was celebrated across the borough.

Campaigners who believed they were successful in thwarting plans for a controversial cemetery next to a golf course, are once again fighting proposals.

11:09

Residents of Dovers Farm Estate celebrated St George’s Day with a number of activities for the whole community to enjoy.

A mum-of-two has warned a political party against taking voters for granted by selecting election candidates not familiar with the area.

A voluntary service that was borne out of a sincere passion to see practical needs met within the community continues to go from strength to strength.

Yesterday, 22:53

A man who was hit by a car in Rainham on Saturday evening has died.

Yesterday, 15:00

Treating poorly parrots, sickly snakes and ailing alligators is all in a day’s work for vet William Lewis.

Yesterday, 13:40

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 53-year-old man was left in hospital with a life threatening head injury, after a hit and run last night.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now