Stolen Jaguar E-type found!
Restorer’s car taken in Essex home raid recovered within three days
Essex Police has found a Jaguar E-type that was stolen during a raid on a house in Brightlingsea. Lee Scott, owner of classic sales and restoration businesses Lee Scott Classic Cars and Lee Scott Restorations, had his 1964 E-type taken from his home.
Police are now investigating and have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to. Entry was gained to an address in Church Road, Brightlingsea at around 1.30pm on 4 July. The property was ransacked during the robbery.
Investigating officer DC Richard English from Clacton CID says: ‘ The car was recovered after we received intelligence in relation to a property. After this was received, officers executed a warrant and subsequently found the Jaguar.
‘ The car didn’t have a tracking device fitted so investigations were based solely around word of mouth. However we were still able to locate this after only three days. A tracking unit will always greatly increase the chance of a car being found and recovered quickly so this is something we would recommend to any classic car owner.’
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Clacton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The police are looking to question this person in reference to the crime. ‘Word of mouth’ led to the E-type’s recovery.