Preston woman robbed while having a seizure lives in her room and refuses to eat

A Preston woman who was robbed while having a seizure is now too scared to leave her room.

By Emma Downey
Monday, 1st August 2022, 4:57 pm

Lucy O'Connor, 22, from Ribbleton who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and mental health problems, was on her first solo trip to Asda on Friday, July, 22 at around 3pm when she took a seizure in an alleyway.

Rather than help, a cruel opportunist/s decided to steal her new phone and the cash for her Asda shop.

Luckily, a kind lady who was passing called an ambulance.

Lucy O'Connor, 22, from Preston was robbed of her new phone and cash last week when she suffered a seizure, cutting her face during her fall

Sue Crompton says her god-daughter is now too shaken up to leave her bedroom.

"Lucy continues to stay in her room and is now refusing food and vomiting.

"Unfortunately once she ventured from her room and had two seizures whilst walking downstairs.

"I hate that someone was more interested in stealing from her than helping a fellow human being!

After being robbed Lucy is now too scared to leave her room

"Since her friend collapsed and died in front of her six years ago Lucy started to suffer seizures along with poor mental health and has spent a lot of time in hospitals/units for her mental health.

"She made great strides in her recovery and is was back at home with her family.

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"She made her first solo trip to Asda to get herself some juice, sadly whilst she was in an alleyway nearby she suffered a seizure.

"At this point some low life decided that stealing her new mobile and cash was a good idea.

"That person or persons then left her, luckily a lady came by and called for an ambulance."

Lucy has now also been diagnosed with functional neurological disorder (FND) which is a medical condition in which there is a problem with the functioning of the nervous system and how the brain and body sends and/or receives signals, rather than a structural disease process such as multiple sclerosis or stroke.

Before all of this, Sue describes Lucy as a "very driven, outgoing, popular and happy person."

"Sadly, Lucy doesn’t feel safe and thinks someone may come after her as they have her phone.

In the hope of adding a bit of positivity back into Lucy's life, Sue has set up a GoFundMe to raise money to replace the phone.

If you would like to make a donation CLICK HERE.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said enquiries were ongoing and anyone with information should contact 101 quoting ref 1435 July 22.