A couple from Radlett who put time and effort into personalising a campervan are devastated after it was stolen before even being used.
Claire Morley and Peter Winkley, who are both teachers, were shocked when their blue Ford Transit campervan was taken from Woodfield Road on Monday, June 14, while the pair were at work.
They reported the theft to the police on the same day but so far, they haven’t found anything.
Claire told RadlettNews why the crime was so devastating: “The striking blue Ford Transit was bought at the end of August last year as an investment for future travelling, and we spent all of our time in the autumn and winter lockdowns making small improvements and adding personal touches, including irreplaceable fabric from our time living in Asia.
“A lot of hard work and time in the cold and the rain has been spent on making this our own and ready for the summer when restrictions lift. The sad thing is the 10 months of her not being used, and the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into this project, have now gone to waste.
“We live in rented accommodation; the increase in campervan prices this year due to staycations means we just cannot justify the expense of buying another van – not that we could replace what we had created.
“It is absolutely heart-breaking that someone would take something that means so much to us and our lifestyle. “
If anyone has any information that could help, please contact the police and quote the crime number: 1/44411/21.
There’s also the number for the Investigation Management Unit (for urgent updates related to this crime): 01707 354470.