Thieves who stole a golf buggy belonging to two war hero amputees have been condemned.
The buggy was used by the two disabled Afghanistan war veterans to play golf at Accrington Golf Club.
Club professional Mark Harling, who has been in contact with the veterans, said the players had been shocked by the theft.
He said: “This is pathetic – the lads cannot play golf now. I don’t know if these people realise what they have done.
“Golf is good for them and they play a lot. Although this is an absolute disgrace it won’t put them down, they have overcome a lot worse.
“If these people have any conscience they will have the decency to hand themselves in or at least leave the buggy somewhere and call the police to tell them.”
Police say the offenders broke into the club’s locked garage on Devon Avenue, Oswaldtwistle and stole the buggy. They are appealing for information.
PC Amanda Bleazard, who is investigating the theft, said: “This theft has left these two men unable to play golf which they do not only for pleasure but for rehabilitation and so we are very keen to trace the people responsible for this.”
Ward councillor Harry Grayson condemned the theft as ‘a despicable act’. He added: “It beggars belief. I hope that whoever is responsible will be brought to justice very soon.”
The incident took place between 9.30pm and 10pm on Monday, September 30.
If anyone has any information they are urged to contact police by calling 101 and quoting log number LC-20131001-0235.