Former WA Police Superintendent David Parkinson’s daughter victim of theft

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THE daughter of former WA Police Superintendent David Parkinson was left distraught this morning after discovering her only mode of transport, a red three-wheeler bicycle, had been stolen from outside her home in Lathlain.

Stacee Parkinson lives with Cerebral Palsy and occasionally suffers from seizures meaning she is unable to hold a drivers licence, and so uses her bike to get from her workplace, where she cares for patients with Huntington’s disease, to the various other organisations she volunteers with.

Ms Parkinson said after her job today she was meant to be volunteering at Visibility, helping out with a music therapy program as she has done on a weekly basics for the past three to four months.

“I’m handling things ok now but if it was 7am when I first discovered (the bike) was missing, it would have been a different story,” she said.

“I’m a good person who does community work just to help people – you know – I would have been down at Visibility this afternoon if this hadn’t happened and I hate that now I’ve unfortunately had to let them down.

“The bike is my only mode of transport, my independence.”

Ms Parkinson reported the theft to Police.

She said she kept her bicycle outside her home on Bishopsgate Street, between her garage and a half wall that kept it shaded from the weather, as it made it easier for her to be able to get on it and ride.

Anyone that may have any information regarding the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperswa.com.au.