A CALLOUS thief stole a wheelchair from outside a house.

The chair was stolen from outside a home in Prince Avenue, Westcliff, when it was momentarily left unattended.

The red chair, which was decorated with stickers of the band JLS, belonged to a woman in her 40s and is worth about £250.

The wheelchair was stolen at about 4.45pm on Friday, November 11.

Anyone with information can call PC Hazel Williams at Leigh police station on 101.