HEARTLESS thieves have left special needs school children without transport after stealing the catalytic converters from two specially adapted minibuses.

The caretaking staff arrived at Spring Common School early this morning (Monday) to carry out routine checks on the vehicles, when they noticed the theft.

Headteacher, Kim Taylor, said she was extremely saddened by the cruel act. The thefts would cost the school upwards of £1000 to repair and would mean children are unable to go on vital trips.

She told The Hunts Post: “For someone to do that and stop the children from using the minibus for a few days – it’s heartless and very sad.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Andy Hilbert on 0345 456 4563, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.