Stolen Jaguar E-type found!

Re­storer’s car taken in Es­sex home raid re­cov­ered within three days

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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.

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