Reading autistic brothers’ PS4 stolen in cruel burglary has left them ‘very distressed’, says mum

A mum has revealed her horror after the home she says with her two autistic sons was raided while the three of them slept.

Catherine Gray went downstairs to get something for her five-year-old son Declan on the morning of Thursday, April 15, to find their living room had been ransacked.

Declan and his 14-year-old brother Tristan were left devastated by the theft of their PS4, which Declan uses a lot to watch YouTube.

The theft has led to extreme disruption to the stability and routine the boys need, which has left them very distressed.

Tristan’s £20 pocket money was also stolen from their Lincoln Road home in Whitley, which has been a traumatising invasion of his personal space.

She said: “It was pretty horrifying when I went downstairs that morning.

“They had ransacked everything downstairs and left a lot of mess.

“The loss of the Playstation is the worst thing really, as Declan, who is the more autistic of the two of them, uses it a lot to watch his videos.

“It’s very much part of his routine, and he can’t really understand why it’s gone.

“They also took the money from Tristan’s coat, which has upset him a lot. It’s a really awful thing for them to go through, it’s very distressing for both of them.”



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The thieves also took a packet of baby wipes, one of the children’s coats and even Declan’s hot chocolate present he got for Christmas.

Catherine added: “It’s absolutely horrible for us. It’s just really, really uncomfortable for me to know they came into our house and took my children’s things.

“I dread to think what would have happened if they had come upstairs.”

A fundraiser has been set up for the family with the aim of raising £250 to replace the lost items.

However, it has seen a very generous response and has already raised £615 at the time of writing.



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