Iconic Land Rover stolen

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

A record break­ing Land Rover has been stolen from a Peter­bor­ough ho­tel car park.

The iconic Land Rover owned by one of the Deputy Lieu­tenants for Cam­bridgeshire and Peter­bor­ough, Ben­jamyn Da­mazer, was stolen from the car park of the Great North­ern Ho­tel on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 2. The car had been a 60th birth­day present from his wife and daugh­ter.

It was used last sum­mer in a suc­cess­ful at­tempt to make it into the Guin­ness World Records for the largest con­voy of Land Rovers. The De­fender was num­ber 393 of 600 Land Rovers driv­ing no more than one car length apart across fields near Northamp­ton. It was stolen on Wed­nes­day even­ing just be­fore 7pm de­spite hav­ing a steer­ing lock on the wheel. Mr Da­mazer said: “I re­turned to the car park at the Great North­ern Ho­tel in Peter­bor­ough to dis­cover that my Land Rover De­fender – a gift for my 60th birth­day from my daugh­ter and wife - had been stolen from the car park.

“The dash cam Christ­mas present has of course gone too.”

The 4x4 has a dis­tinc­tive look, with an achieve­ment plaque for the world record on the front pas­sen­ger vi­sor as well as an un­usual snorkel in­side. There is a per­son­alised num­ber plate read­ing ‘BII DXX’ and the front bumper con­tains 50 LED lights. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this in­ci­dent should call po­lice on 101 quot­ing 35/410/19 or visit www.cambs.po­lice.uk/ re­port.

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