26th Oct, 2016

Theft robs victim of her worldly goods

Aaron Wise 17th Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THIEVES have halted a new life down south for a Wadborough woman after a horse trailer full of cherished family possessions was stolen.

Jane Wright-Roberts discovered her trailer attached to a Land Rover Discovery was stolen from a field in the village near Pershore between 9pm on Monday (July 13) and 4pm on Tuesday (July 14).

The retired A level psychology teacher had loaded the 7ft 6ins black Rice Beaufort trailer with her most cherished possessions from her house ahead of a new life in the St Agnes, Cornwall, together with her labrador Bundi.

“The trailer was full of the things I needed most when I move and everything from my kitchen was taken including pots, pans, cutlery, plates, microwave, combi oven and a large American LEG fridge freezer,” Mrs Wright-Roberts said.

“Then there was all my bedding, clothes and shoes, and the clothes of my grandchildren six-year-old Gracie and two-year-old Ruby.

“Plus a brand new white digital piano I only purchased in April for little Gracie who has had only two lessons before this unscrupulous theft.”

The biggest blow for Mrs Wright-Roberts was the theft of her father’s 1940s batwing radio and she is worried the thieves will dump all her personal possessions once they open the trailer.

“This is the radio that was in our sitting room when I was a little girl. I wouldn’t go to bed until I’d heard Walter Gabriel on it in the Archers at 6.45pm every night!,” she said.

“I think the thieves must of been unaware of the contents when they took it as the back doors were tight shut and nothing was visible from the outside plus it was hitched up to the Land Rover.”

“However it’s very heavy even unladen and it would have needed three or four men to get it off the Discovery and push it back far enough to hitch it onto their vehicle.

“Skid marks on the grass show their vehicle struggled to get it away,” she added.

The 7ft 6in black Rice Beaufort trailer is very distinctive with the serial number A29066 and microchip number 7F7D511D5A.

West Mercia Police are currently investigating the crime and are appealing to the public who have any information to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.