A fundraiser has been launched to help replace a stolen van that left a Kings Langley student devastated.
Nate, based in the village, was informed by police that their van which was their home had been reported on fire in Norfolk.
This was a devastating blow to Nate, as not only was the van their home but also contained a wealth of sentimental belongings which can’t be replaced.
Speaking about the moment they found out the news from the police, Nate said: “Yesterday I got a call from the police saying my van had been reported to Norfolk police two days ago because it was on fire.
“The engine was removed and it had been set on fire.
“Can’t describe how much this hurts. Someone stole my van and all my stuff then set it on fire. Who knows what happened in the 10 days it was missing.
“There’s now an open investigation so really hoping they can catch the people who did this.”
Writing on the fundraising page, one of Nate’s friends described how much the van meant to them.
They wrote: “This van was a home, a safe space, their only means of transport, and all their savings went into it.”
So far the fundraiser has raised more than £2,000. Nate wanted to thank everyone who supported them so far.
A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police said: “Police are currently investigating following the theft of a camper van from Kings Langley.
“The vehicle was taken from a car park in Vicarage Lane, sometime between 7.30pm on November 1 and 7am on November 2.
“It was later found severely damaged in Norfolk, having been set on fire.
“Enquiries are continuing at this time and anyone with information is asked to please contact police.”
To donate, head to www.gofundme.com/f/helpnatereplacestolenhome