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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

'Shattered' granddad run over trying to stop 4x4 being stolen speaks of family's year of turmoil

'Shattered' granddad run over trying to stop 4x4 being stolen speaks of family's year of turmoil
'Shattered' granddad run over trying to stop 4x4 being stolen speaks of family's year of turmoil


'Shattered' granddad run over trying to stop 4x4 being stolen speaks of family's year of turmoil

A GRANDDAD who was run over trying to stop his 4x4 being stolen has revealed how he is still struggling to piece together his family’s shattered lives a year after the horrific incident.
Philip Stead, 51, nearly lost his life in the incident, which left him in a coma. He had tried to stop his Mitsubishi pick-up being driven off from his home in Felcourt Drive, Holme Wood, Bradford.
Police have not charged anyone and, 12 months later, Mr Stead and his wife Lorraine, 56, have spoken exclusively to the Telegraph & Argus in the hope that their story will prick someone’s conscience and help get them justice at last.


Mr Stead suffered a smashed pelvis, broken ribs, a punctured lung and terrible cuts when he was dragged under the wheels of his vehicle and into the road before the thief sped off leaving him for dead. His wife says the whole family is still feeling the sickening pain of what happened, but are sticking together in the hope the culprit will be caught.
Mr Stead, who is still in agony and takes 24 tablets a day, was confined to a wheelchair with a cage supporting his shattered pelvis and needing to wear a neckbrace which robbed him of being at his seventh grandchild’s birth a couple of weeks after he came out of hospital.
“He could not even hold her or give her a cuddle. It broke his heart but he is making up for it now,” said Mrs Stead, who compared the last year to being on a rollercoaster.
At 3.45am, Mr Stead had got up to go to work at Shipley-based Associated Waste Management (AWM). He went out to put the keys in the car and start the engine, before returning inside for a coffee and bringing it to the front door like he had for the last 12 years.




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