A residential care home in Wallington that serves disabled people has had its minibus stolen.

Wheelchairs from the back of Evergreen Partnership’s Maple House in Woodmansterne Lane in Wallington were also taken.

A spokesman told Sutton Guardian: “People are unable to leave the house because their wheelchairs have gone.

“We use the bus every day. We try to get people around as often as possible.”

He added that the theft of the wheelchairs was "really worrying” and the minibus is their only means of transport.

The care home believes the vehicle and wheelchairs were stolen either last night or in the early hours of this morning.

Evergreen Partnership Maple House care home is privately owned and contains four residential rooms.

Types of special needs it caters for include autism, manic depression, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and visual or speech impairments.

The Met Police has been contacted for further details.