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    German couple on holiday in Nottingham vow never to return after their motorhome is s


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    Christine and Christian Cropp drove their Ford Space over from Germany almost three weeks ago and visited several places, including Bath and London, before arriving in Nottingham.
    They had been in the city for only a few hours when their motorhome was stolen.



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    Loads of transit based MH's are going missing lately, all over the country
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    It says they have vowed never to return to Nottingham. I know Nottingham has it's dodgy areas but really this could have happened anywhere. Service stations in particular.
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    People have been having their Transit-based mh's took from their driveways all over, shit locks
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    It`s probably the backlash from closing the Jungle at Calais,i guess most of then are going to France.
    Easy to fit false already registered plates and ship them out,quick easy money for shytes.

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    Basford is a shithole. Lots of crackheads and crim gangs. I wouldn't park any working vehicle there and expect to get no hassle. They could have asked for better/safer unrestricted parking. I guess they wanted to be close to the tram though. I'm afraid it's no worse for vehicle crime in Nottinghamshire and motorhomes are often a good haul for criminals. Expensive equipment, jewelry, food. Then there's the spares/refit market before burning it out in one of the many wooded areas. They would need to be on that days ferry when a vehicle is reported stolen. A.N.P.R works soon as it's reported and they can scan old footage of major routes if the officers have enough time. Being Sunday morning the Police would be skeleton staff. CCTV is everywhere around the city, so it will be clocked being moved. Just doesn't help once the vehicle is taken off street.

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    Bit of a bum for the couple though, they didn't know Basford was hell, I'd be well pissed off if I got back from a night out and some cnut had nicked my home
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    Another point is that they had to park where they could. If you are driving a motorhome, car parks exclude you with height barriers. This is all over, not just Nottingham. Travellers are deliberately kept out all over this country.
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    Originally Posted by nomis
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    It`s probably the backlash from closing the Jungle at Calais,i guess most of then are going to France.
    Easy to fit false already registered plates and ship them out,quick easy money for shytes.

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    Yeah I imagine the people in the Calais refugee camp had a few grand in their pockets just in case someone offered them a knocked off motorhome!

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    Originally Posted by FriedOnion
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    Yeah I imagine the people in the Calais refugee camp had a few grand in their pockets just in case someone offered them a knocked off motorhome!
    What will happen,is the refugees will move into knackered old farm hands caravans and be enslaved on really low pay,the regular farm workers get the new-ish motor homes for very cheap(maybe thinking it`s just a bargain,not stolen),these twats are more devious than you might think.
    Might be a bit far fetched,but these poor double displaced people will have to find roofs over there heads somewhere???
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    I dont see how a left hand drive motorhome can just vanish so quickly without leaving a cctv trail.I had no idea motorhomes are such a big theft target.Poor people,with a motorhome its full of personal stuff too.Utter scumbags.

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    Originally Posted by Uncle jhad
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    Bit of a bum for the couple though, they didn't know Basford was hell, I'd be well pissed off if I got back from a night out and some cnut had nicked my home
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    It would be very obvious that Basford was a rough area.

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    Originally Posted by dollybassett
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    It would be very obvious that Basford was a rough area.
    Two electric bikes on show is like leaving a bag of crack on your bonnet in Basford. It could have happen anywhere though. How many times have we parked up, only to feel the vibe and move elsewhere? I know it's shit, but we live in a shit time. Maybe this couple weren't as street wise or travelled as they could have been. You really can't hide two bikes unless your curtains are closed. Closed curtains in Basford means your asleep or it's abandoned, un-occupied. You can't win. If they want it. They will try to take it.

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    Originally Posted by alices wonderland
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    Two electric bikes on show is like leaving a bag of crack on your bonnet in Basford. It could have happen anywhere though. How many times have we parked up, only to feel the vibe and move elsewhere? I know it's shit, but we live in a shit time. Maybe this couple weren't as street wise or travelled as they could have been. You really can't hide two bikes unless your curtains are closed. Closed curtains in Basford means your asleep or it's abandoned, un-occupied. You can't win. If they want it. They will try to take it.
    Very True, I have 34 years experience of living in Nottingham, it used to be such a great place, now it sucks, the vibe is not good there anymore which is such a shame, when I visit there now I am so careful where I leave my van.

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    So Sad...Very Sad to see and hear of such places where its not safe to leave your car or motorhome...van etc without fear of it being theft....
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    ( but sadly i feel this is happening more now all over now
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