Caravan stolen from outside Emneth house prompts community to rally round in bid to find it

Have you seen this caravan? It was stolen from a house in Emneth on Friday evening.

Have you seen this caravan? It was stolen from a house in Emneth on Friday evening. - Credit: Archant

A couple in Emneth are distraught after their luxury caravan with equipment inside was stolen from their driveway.

The incident happened between 9pm and 10.20pm on Friday night (November 9) in Hollycroft Road.

Since then, a post on social media has been shared more than 600 times in hope that the caravan - which was bought for £6,000 - will be found.

Jayne Read, who is a nurse at Upwell Health Centre, had returned home from an evening out when she was stunned to find the caravan not on the drive.

Her husband, Paul, was in bed asleep when she alerted him to what had happened.

“I was in shock, I couldn’t believe it,” Jayne said.

“It was full of equipment, TVs, sleeping bags – you name it – it was fully packed all ready for us to take it away with us again.

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“It had lovely central heating and was perfect for us to take the grandchildren away for weekends - I just can’t believe someone would do this.

“I’ve contacted the police who have gave me a crime number but have done nothing more.”

It is believed that the last sighting of the caravan was heading towards Outwell late Friday night.

The caravan was a single axle with a dent on awning rail, mastic on window frames and is seven years old.

It also had tinted windows and two sun roofs and was the Elvis Hurricane Crusader model.

Jayne continued: “We had it wedged between a wall and telegraph pole, legs were down, motor mover on, vehicle parked at end of it.

“Impossible we thought for anyone to push over gravel under our window and through a very tight gateway lit by six outside lights – but they did.

“I had only just been able to take it out places myself, such as The Secret Garden in Wisbech St Mary and Little Ranch Leisure in Elm.

“It has given us so much happiness and memories.”

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said: “Anyone who may have spotted the caravan being towed away from the area or who believes they may know where it is should contact Norfolk Police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”