A DISABLED man's trike stolen by thieves has been found wrecked.
Police raided a house in Newsome yesterday and found parts which may have come from the trike.
The cruel thieves took wheelchair- bound Andrew Whiter's motorised trike, called a Nippi, from outside his home in Taylor Hill Road, Taylor Hill.
The £4,500 machine is specially designed so 30-year-old Andrew can wheel his wheelchair onto it and then drive it on roads.
The trike was found dumped in a field behind homes on Falcon Street in Newsome late on Thursday.
All the bodywork had been ripped off and the engine removed and one wheel was missing. All that was left were a chassis and a couple of wheels.
The trike was recovered by police yesterday afternoon for forensic examination.
Police searched a home on nearby Edale Avenue yesterday afternoon.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "Several parts, including an engine, gearbox, steering column and battery were found.
"Inquiries are going on to see if they came from the trike."
He added: "Stealing this man's motorised trike was bad enough, but destroying it is despicable.
"It beggars belief why anyone would want to do this."