New baby on the way — but car theft stalls celebrations
A COUPLE expecting the imminent arrival of their baby son had their car stolen from outside a relative’s home — with all their baby clothes and packed bags inside.
Michaela Williams’s waters had already broken when she and partner David Jeremiah had gone to visit her grandparents to drop off son Jayden before heading into hospital for the birth.
But while they were inside the property on Cwmrhydyceirw Road Michaela’s mother arrived and told them their car had been taken from outside.
David, who has been working for a Pontaddulais glass factory, said: “Michaela’s waters had broken in the morning, and we knew the baby was on the way.
“When we realised it was coming immediately, we decided to take Jayden to her grandparents, so we could go to hospital.
“When Michaela’s mother came in, she asked us where the car was.
“I honestly thought she was joking at first.
“We couldn’t have been in the house more than 20 minutes.
“I couldn’t believe it. We had got everything ready, and it had everything in there.
“It had the maternity papers, Jayden’s seat as well as the seat for the new baby, and a packed bag full of clothes and nappies.
“Michaela is going through enough already.
“We were so happy because the baby was coming, this was the last thing she needed.
“She was obviously upset.”
The incident was reported to police, while Michaela’s mother took her daughter to the hospital.
The couple have now issued an appeal for information on the whereabouts of their vehicle.
It is an orange Ford Focus ST, licence plate FG57 WTC.
David added: “I am lost for words really, but I am really angry about it.
“We’ve been so looking forward to the birth of our baby, and this has come at the worst possible time”.
The couple were last night — at the time of going to press — still waiting for the arrival of their baby, but David said he had received more bad news over the weekend, after learning that he was to be laid off from his job.
He said: “I just can’t believe everything that has happened.
“First the car and then losing my job.
“I don’t know which way to turn really. It should be one of the happiest moments of our lives”.