A disabled woman from Ayr in south-west Scotland has received an apology from the local constabulary after one officer wrongly seized her mobility scooter.
Mia Spalvieri had asked the policeman whether she was safe to ride the vehicle without insurance or MOT, the Ayrshire Post reports, to which he replied in the negative and forced her off the mobility scooter before impounding it.
The 36-year-old said: ‘I’m completely housebound without this buggy, he might as well have said ‘I’m taking your legs from you’.’
Ms Spalvieri described the incident as ‘utterly humiliating’, particularly as she started crying in the street, causing people to stop and stare. “
Mia continued: “He told me it was a road vehicle and that I should have registration plates, an MOT and insurance.
“Then he said I’m not allowed to go on the pavement or in shops with it.
“When I asked what was going to happen now, he said he was going to arrange for it be uplifted.
This police officer forced a disabled woman off her mobility aid. FORCED HER OFF. And stole it.