Mum leaves £60k vehicle in train station car park for 11 hours and returns to find everything including ceiling fabric stripped


A HOUSEWIFE parked her £60,000 vehicle at a railway station car park and returned 11 hours later to find it stripped of everything – including the ceiling fabric.

Lisa Sturmey left her £60,000 Land Rover Defender at Newark station car park on Wednesday morning and returned at 9.30pm.

Despite the presence of CCTV cameras and other commuters, thieves stripped out the items including doors, the bonnet, and the headlights.

Lisa, 48, from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, reckons it will cost at least £17,000 to repair her motor.

The mum of two shared shocking pictures of her car with the caption: “Just got back to my car at Newark train station.”

Lisa shared what had happened to her beloved car on Facebook.

The images show three of the doors missing, the back door wrenched off, the bonnet gone, windows smashed and the interior trashed.

Ken Lida commented: “So disheartening to see those pics. Hope those thugs get busted and sentenced to jail for five years minimum.”

Andy Ralston said: “Must have been gut wrenching to return back to your Landy looking like that. I have nightmares about it!!”

While most commenters expressed their sympathy with Lisa, there was a few who slammed her for parking her car at the train station.

The thieves managed to completely strip the vehicle of its doors.

Nevin Hattle said: “Why would you ever leave your car at Newark train station the most silliest thing you could ever possibly do, you should have expected this. It’s wrong don’t get me wrong, it’s disgraceful. Absolutely fuming for you but you should have more sense to park a car like that in a place like that.”

Michael Barnes also said: “There’s no chance I’d leave my Landy parked at a train station.

Lisa said: “I had an upgraded model autobiography one – I’m not sure what they have done to the interiors as I would not look inside so it’s not going to be that cheap to repair.

“I want to keep it as I love my car and I have had two major spine surgeries and it’s the only car I can sit in that doesn’t hurt my back – love love love it.”

The NCP car park which used Lisa used cost her £14 for the day and appears to be covered by CCTV cameras.

Lisa said she parked “right under their CCTV”.

She added: “They have said they can’t see anything which I do not believe. A bonnet is hardly small on those cars!”

Lisa believes she may have found her bonnet for sale on Facebook.

A picture of the item, which matches the paint colour on her car, is on sale for £350.

The seller, from Selby, North Yorkshire, claims it “came off my 2016 Defender”.

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