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My storage site phoned this morning to say that the caravans either side of  my van had been stolen, I went down to check my Coachman 565/4, no damage and not been touched , My van had a AL-KO wheel lock on, the other 2 vans had ordinary wheel clamps on they had been cut off  along with the hitchlocks, one van was only 2 months old but it had a tracker fitted , its been recovered on a travellers site in Bolton, the other one is till missing. Think the AL-KO lock saved my van

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Good news for you, out of interest was there no security fence etc. at the site?

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Glad your van was ok. Feel sorry for the others.

I hope the culprits are appropriately deal with by the law.

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1 minute ago, BM Bairn said:

 

I hope the culprits are appropriately deal with by the law.

Is that a serious question? :angry:

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5 minutes ago, MalH said:

Is that a serious question? :angry:

Did not look as if a question , I take BM Bairns comment as a statement of his hopes.

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25 minutes ago, diploma said:

My storage site phoned this morning to say that the caravans either side of  my van had been stolen, I went down to check my Coachman 565/4, no damage and not been touched , My van had a AL-KO wheel lock on, the other 2 vans had ordinary wheel clamps on they had been cut off  along with the hitchlocks, one van was only 2 months old but it had a tracker fitted , its been recovered on a travellers site in Bolton, the other one is till missing. Think the AL-KO lock saved my van

The site is a Dog boarding kennels fenced all round  with 7ft high steel gates , they cut the locks off the gates and took both vans in less 10 minutes , because of Covid the kennels are empty , the dogs go mad normally when I go to the Van

 

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Found on a travellers site,who would have thought eh.

 

Ian

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34 minutes ago, Tandem Man said:

Found on a travellers site,who would have thought eh.

 

Ian

 

That must be a first. 😂🤣

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1 hour ago, Tandem Man said:

Found on a travellers site,who would have thought eh.

 

Ian

Probably replacing the one dumped on the side of the road......

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We had a generator stolen from a radio site near Hull. Fortunately the supplier had another in stock so it was replaced within 48 hours. That weekend I got a callout to say the generator wasn't responding to interrogation. I got to site and ..................? It was gone again. A passing Ranger stopped and said he had seen a team of men in hi-viz and hard hats on the site the previous day with a lorry mounted lift moving it - he thought no more of it.

Fortunately this unit had been fitted with Tracker and the gen was found the next day on - surprise surprise - a travellers site in Rotherham. When the people on site were question by the Constabulary they just said they new nothing about it - it had apparently appeared there during the night!!!!!

 

Pigs may fly?

 

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Mine went missing as well.  Took less than 6 minutes for them to enter the site, cutting off the locks of the gates and my 'van, and towing it out.  It was all on CCTV.  The van that was towing it had the number plates checked by the police.  It belonged to a black BMW.  The van was the oblique white one.  I feel for the owners, they think they can just claim from the insurers.  That's the start of their troubles.  My new caravan, now on another site, has locks all over it now.  On the hitch, 2 x wheel locks, on either wheel (one has a wheel clamp as well), and a steady lock, which I'm going to buy another one or two.  Also, I was chatting to someone at Leisure Sales in Cheshire a couple of weeks after the theft.  They had a couple or so vans took.  They had trackers on theirs.  The police found them at - yes, Bolton.

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Not sure if the AL-KO lock was the saviour but it could have been as it needs more specialist skills to get it off.  It may be the other two were the ones the thieves wanted for reasons best known to them. 

 

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23 hours ago, diploma said:

My storage site phoned this morning to say that the caravans either side of  my van had been stolen, 

 

Personally I would be offended if they didn't want my caravan :D

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2 hours ago, JCCD said:

 

Personally I would be offended if they didn't want my caravan :D

 

Not if it meant I get to keep what is rightfully mine! 

 

Can someone explain to me why “travellers” are continually treated as being persecuted and misunderstood. The only thing they seem to “misunderstand” is lawful possession along with the definition of theft. 

 

“ A person commits theft if they dishonestly appropriate the property of another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it “  

 

Not too difficult a concept grasp is it?

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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The law does not seem to apply to travellers,  certainly not in their opinion :(

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34 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

Can someone explain to me why “travellers” are continually treated as being persecuted and misunderstood. The only thing they seem to “misunderstand” is lawful possession along with the definition of theft. 

You know the answer to that just as well as I do! - because in our day, they were dealt with!  Now, our 'ex-colleagues' just pussyfoot around, almost as if they are frightened to do anything.

VW Touareg Escape towing a 2018 Knaus Starclass 695

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When a site was raided near my sister and stolen cars and remains of were discovered they could not be prosecuted as they did not own the land they was on and they could not prove who put the cars there. Welcome to the Uk today.

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17 hours ago, richardandros said:

You know the answer to that just as well as I do! - because in our day, they were dealt with!  Now, our 'ex-colleagues' just pussyfoot around, almost as if they are frightened to do anything.

 

I didn’t like to say that, but you are spot on! 

 

The justice system is broken, there is no deterrent any more. It takes about 6 or 7 convictions before a custodial sentence is even considered

 

For once I find myself (reluctantly) agreeing with “The Orange One” 

 

 

LOCK ‘EM UP, and do that for the very FIRST offence !!!  And bring back hard labour and (inappropriate language removed by Admin in line with the terms of forum use) their “Yuman rites” 

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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Agreed we need deterrents anymore. As one wise man said the test of a man "is what they would do if they knew they would get away with it". The problem is that they know there is nothing of consequence that will be done so those who would be put off by a proper punishment do not have this to worry about.

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On 06/01/2021 at 14:12, Mr Plodd said:

 

Not if it meant I get to keep what is rightfully mine! 

 

Can someone explain to me why “travellers” are continually treated as being persecuted and misunderstood. The only thing they seem to “misunderstand” is lawful possession along with the definition of theft. 

 

“ A person commits theft if they dishonestly appropriate the property of another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it “  

 

Not too difficult a concept grasp is it?

 

“ A person commits theft if they dishonestly appropriate the property of another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it “  

 

So they can borrow the van with the  intention of returning it at a later date? only kidding!

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25 minutes ago, gtepete said:

 

“ A person commits theft if they dishonestly appropriate the property of another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it “  

 

So they can borrow the van with the  intention of returning it at a later date? only kidding!

 

That is exactly the problem that arose when low-life’s started taking cars (joy riding) because that’s the excuse put forward. They even claimed to have put petrol in them so they couldn’t be done for theft of the fuel!

 

The offence was changed from theft to “Unauthorised taking of a conveyance” 

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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Thanks for explanation....

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Update one caravan was recovered because it had a tracker fitted , the owner had to wait 6 hrs before the police would go on the site to recover it, they would not look round the site for the other van, They have not been to the storage site to look at the TV images that show a male and a female in detail with good pictures of there faces, No one been charged with anything .

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Very poor tbh! And I do find that strange as when our local police bust the local you know what sites they do at least do it in style with the last issue being human slavery and the family to blame getting 5-7 years each. At at least they have one back!

 

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2 hours ago, diploma said:

Update one caravan was recovered because it had a tracker fitted , the owner had to wait 6 hrs before the police would go on the site to recover it, they would not look round the site for the other van, They have not been to the storage site to look at the TV images that show a male and a female in detail with good pictures of there faces, No one been charged with anything .

 

A caravan is on a travellers site and is located by whatever means. But who on the site is responsible for its theft?? That’s the problem the Police are often up against, guilt has to be proved “Beyond all reasonable doubt” and, in such an instance as this, wheres the proof it was a certain individual? 

 

Unless the CCTV actually shows the two who’s faces are visible physically removing the caravan there is no proof it was them who stole it. “We were just having a look around” is the sort of defence they will put up. Yes it’s absurd, but how do you disprove it? Oh it’s frustrating for the police trust me, but the crown has to prove guilt, no-one has to prove innocence.

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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