Warning for Cheshire caravan owners following spate of thefts

Three caravans have been stolen in Cheshire in three days.

Two of the vehicles were stolen from the Moss Lane area of Middlewich, while the third was taken from an address on Henry Street in Haslington, between Monday (6 May) and Wednesday (8 May).

Inspector John Forshaw, from Crewe LPU: “After the spring heatwave and with the summer season about to begin it’s likely that caravan owners will be bringing their vehicles out of storage.

“Following on from these three incidents I would urge all caravan owners to be vigilant and to take steps to reduce their chances of becoming victims of this type of crime. 

“Enquiries in relation to the incidents are ongoing and I would urge anyone with any information which may assist the investigation to get in touch.”

Cheshire Constabulary’s anti-theft advice for caravan owners is:

  • General security - Ensure your vehicle is kept secure at all times - locking all doors, windows and roof windows. Never store any valuables in your caravan
  • Hitch locks - Hitch locks lock your car and caravan together when on site or at temporary stops en-route. They are the minimum security step required by most insurance companies, but you need to ensure that the hitch lock completely covers the hitch-head plus the securing bolts
  • Wheel locks - Wheel locks have a dual purpose: visual deterrent and anti-theft device. The best wheel locks will still work even if the caravan tyres are let down by thieves
  • Trackers - Installing a GPS vehicle tracker could help locate your caravan in the event that it is stolen
  • Storage - Always store your vehicle in a safe and secure location. If possible used registered sites which have a good level of security - such as CCTV cameras. 

Anyone with any information about the caravan thefts in Middlewich and Haslington is urged to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 quoting IML 394445 or give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries. Information can also be reported anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

More from Local