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Laois mum of three left stranded as stolen car remains missing

A young Laois mum has been left completely stranded following the robbery of her car yesterday morning.

Portlaoise native Martina Graham discovered that her car had been stolen from outside her front door.

Her car is a White Sandero Stepway Dacia with a registration number 182-LS-232.

Martina took to Facebook and shared pictures of her car in the hopes that someone may have seen it – and it received a huge reaction with thousands of shares.

Speaking to LaoisToday, Martina told how she has been left with no car at all as her insurance company will not provide her with a replacement.

She has three young children and cannot bring them to play school or their child minders – and she also cannot get to work.

She said: “I have had no word yet from Gardai. The insurance say I can’t get a courtesy car because my car was stolen.

“So now I am left with no car. I have three kids, two that are going to school and playschool. I have no way to get to work or bring them to childcare.

“So in other words, I am the victim but I have to pay for it. I am still paying for that car and I have fully comprehensive insurance.

“But they can’t give me a car. I would urge everyone to check their insurance policy and see what they are paying for.

“I’d like to thank everyone for sharing. Please keep sharing and hopefully the car will be found.”

There was a possible sighting at of the car at the Topaz garage on the Mountmellick Road but the car still has not been found.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 864100.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.