Appeal to find woman’s caravan she planned to move in to
PUBLISHED: 15:58 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 17:51 07 January 2019
A Portishead woman is pleading for help to find her stolen caravan which she spent her ‘life savings’ on.
June Randall had her 17-foot Eldiss caravan stolen from a field in Caswell Hill near Portbury on December 30 at around 10.30pm.
June planned on moving into the caravan permanently as she had put all her possessions into it.
She exclusively told the Times: “It was going to be my own home, I put my life savings into it.
“I had plans to move in this month and make a great start to the new year, when I went to check on it one morning it had vanished.
“I am absolutely gutted by all of this and am hoping people saw anything or can help me in any way.”
June had plans to move to a site in Brean later this month.
The caravan was securely locked in a field and removing it could have resulted in ‘a lot of damage’ to the vehicle.
She only purchased the mobile home in October and had planned to place it in storage before moving in full-time.
June added: “I cannot understand why anyone would want to do this, but there could not have been many caravans driving around at that time of night so close to New Year’s Eve, so I am hopeful someone knows something.
“It was full of possessions – it had a lot of my personal documents, licences and clothing inside and I only bought the caravan three months ago.
“I simply cannot afford to buy another one, it was in immaculate condition and has very distinctive pink curtains.
“To get it out of the field would have required someone to break the lock and drive through the field, which was very muddy on the day, so there could now be a lot of damage as a result of this, one light will be missing as it was left broken in the field.
“If I could get it back I would be thrilled to bits.”
Avon and Somerset police are investigating the theft and are appealing to anyone who could have information to come forward.
A spokesman said: “We can confirm we received a report on December 31 of the theft of a caravan from a field in Portishead.
“An investigation is underway and anyone with information should call 101 and quote reference number 5218287304.”