Discovery of motorhome theft on day of holiday

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A COUPLE’S holiday was ruined after discovering on the day of the trip that thieves had stolen the motorhome they planned to stay in.

Betty Scopes, 63, and her husband Morris, 63, had packed their bags, put their dog in a kennel, booked a camp site and were ready for a weekend in Skegness.

But when they went to The Willows campsite in West Row to collect the motorhome they had parked there for the previous month, they found that it had been stolen.

All that was left of their vehicle was a few bits of broken glass.

Betty said: “The motorhome cost us almost £20,000 to buy.

“We save to buy things, we are not plastic people and do not like using cards. Thieves just don’t think about how it will affect people, it feels like I’m living in a nightmare.

“We had arranged everything for the trip, we had even put our dog in the kennels. We run our own business so we have to book a holiday weeks ahead of time.

“We have had the motorhome for about 18 months and have had some great trips in it to the Isle of Skye and to Hunstanton.

“Our holiday has been absolutely ruined by the thieves.

“They must have been trying to steal it for some time, it had deadlocks on the doors and a steering wheel lock.”

Lisa McGrann, of Suffolk Police, said the police were carrying out region-wide inquiries to locate the motorhome.

She said: “A motorhome, a white Ford Transit registration P674DRC has been stolen from the site on Hurdle Drove in West Row between May 14 and June 17.

“We are carrying out inquiries with the site and people nearby, as well as checking to see if the vehicle has been sighted in neighbouring counties.”

The Willows campsite declined to comment on the theft.