Mum reveals horror of baby taken in car theft

Louise Waine with baby Leo Moulsdale
Louise Waine with baby Leo Moulsdale
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A NEW mum has told of her horror after a joyrider snatched her fiance’s car while their seven-week-old baby was inside.

Louise Waine said she felt “paralysed” after a crook stole her partner’s Subaru Impreza while their son, Leo, was on the back seat.

Her fiance, Tom Moulsdale, 24, and her brother, Lee, both gave chase but the reckless crook ran a red light and sped off so fast they couldn’t keep up.

Luckily, the car was found abandoned in the car park of the Billinge Arms pub about 15 minutes later - and Leo was still fast asleep in the back!

Louise, also 24, said: “I just froze when Tom told me what had happened. I couldn’t take it all in and couldn’t get my words out.

“I kept thinking he (the thief) would not hurt a baby, surely not - but I just didn’t know.

“Leo is my everything. I will never let him out of my sight.”

Police say the couple’s Impreza was stolen from Orrell in Wigan at about 7.35pm last Tuesday (January 22).

The thief was a white man in his 20s who was wearing a dark bob hat, a dark hooded top and lighter coloured trousers or tracksuit bottoms.

Worryingly, this is the second incident of this type to occur in the space of less than three weeks.

On January 8, Lisa Binks’ Peugeot 308 was stolen along Stour Avenue in Rainhill while her four-month-old son, Archy, was in the back.

n Anyone with information on either crime can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.