Power wheelchairs stolen along with van

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A sports group had their specialist wheelchairs worth several thousands stolen at the weekend.

The powerchair football team from the Percy Hedley Sports Academy were celebrating winning the league on a trip to Nottingham last weekend when thieves stole their van with the equipment inside.

The Killingworth-based Northern Thunder team had just played their last game of the season, which saw them lift the WFA National Premier League by winning an impressive 22 games out of 22.


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