Re­ward for safe re­turn of stolen clas­sic car

Prized 1965 Hum­ber Scep­tre

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Uxbridge Gazette, Stoke Mill, Wok­ing Road, Guild­ford GU1 1QA

ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@ trin­i­tysouth.co.uk A HILLING­DON man is des­per­ately try­ing to find his clas­sic car, which was go­ing to be a key part of his daugh­ter’s wed­ding.

The 1965 Hum­ber Scep­tre Mark 1 ( pic­tured left) was stolen from a friend’s garage in Cow­ley, Uxbridge, on Tues­day June 9.

The owner, who lives in Hilling­don and does not want to be named un­til the car is re­cov­ered, has had the car for three years. He said: “Now that I’m semi-re­tired my chil­dren had great ideas for it.

“My daugh­ter was pro­posed to by her boyfriend in the car, and wanted to

PO­LICE res­cued a man who was threat­en­ing to jump from a bridge near Hayes on Fri­day last week. drive to the church in the car for her wed­ding.”

Clas­sic cars are the man’s hobby, he says, and he hoped to show the car in the near fu­ture. He added: “I’ve al­ways wanted a clas­sic car. I much pre­fer them to the new ones that come out.

“I had to go all the way to Cornwall to view the car and have it towed back. I re­ally en­joy driv­ing it.”

The car was kept in a garage off Cow­ley Road, and was se­cured by four heavy duty pad­locks.

The owner checked the car on Mon­day June 8 and re­turned on Wed­nes­day June 10 to see the garage had been opened.

He re­ported the car stolen to po­lice and be­lieves it was taken on the Tues­day evening.

An eye-wit­ness re­ported see­ing po­lice on the bridge A nearby shop as­sis­tant has re­ported see­ing the car be­ing driven from the garages at around 8.15pm.

The reg­is­tra­tion is GGX 287C and has Cornwall work­ing men’s club stick­ers on it. over the A408 Stock­ley Road and a man who they

The owner is of­fer­ing a re­ward of £2,000 for the safe re­cov­ery of the ve­hi­cle.

If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion about the car, they can call the owner on 07783898967 or al­ter­na­tively con­tact po­lice on 101.

were talk­ing down.

Of­fi­cers were called at 1.15pm and the in­ci­dent was over with 25 min­utes.

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