Jag stolen from show
A Jaguar E-type has been stolen in broad daylight at a major classic show attended by more than 126,000 people.
The 1965 4.2-litre fixed-head coupé was stolen on 29 April from a public parking area outside Donington Park, Leicestershire, during the Historic Festival.
Donington Park is encouraging anyone who might have seen anything suspicious to contact the police and says that it will upgrade its security surveillance for future events at the circuit.
Donington’s managing director, Christopher Tate, says: ‘We were concerned to hear the news of this theft. It’s the first time any car has been taken from one of Donington’s car parks since the restart in 2010.
‘ The paddock and a wide area of the estate is covered by CCTV cameras, but unfortunately this particular area was not. We are planning for it in the near future.
‘As classic enthusiasts, we are mortified for this person, who is a good friend of Donington Park, to have been subject of this theft, and we are very pleased with the detailed actions taken by Leicestershire Police.’
A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police, which is investigating the theft, says: ‘ The incident happened between 10.50am and 6.50pm. It is a white Jaguar E-type Series 1 and has registration number ELO 775C.
‘We are appealing for anyone who saw the car being moved, driven away or loaded onto any other means of transport.’
If you’ve seen this car call 101 with the crime reference 17*178393.
The E-type was stolen during the Donington Historic Festival.