Thieves strip mother-of-two's £60,000 Land Rover Defender

Thieves strip mother-of-two’s £60,000 Land Rover Defender of doors, bonnet, headlights and even ceiling fabric after she leaves it parked at railway station

  • Lisa Sturmey, 48, left her vehicle at Newark station car park on Wednesday
  • Despite presence of CCTV cameras and other commuters, thieves stripped car
  • Images show three of the doors missing and the back door wrenched off 

Lisa Sturmey, 48, left her vehicle at Newark station car park on Wednesday morning and returned at 9.30pm

A mother-of-two who parked her £60,000 Land Rover Defender at a railway station car park returned 11 hours later to find it stripped of everything – including the ceiling fabric.

Lisa Sturmey, 48, left her vehicle at Newark station car park on Wednesday morning and returned at 9.30pm.

Despite the presence of CCTV cameras and other commuters, thieves stripped out the inside of the car, including doors, the bonnet, and the headlights.

Mrs Sturmey, from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, reckons it will cost at least £17,000 to repair her motor.

She shared shocking pictures of her car online, with the caption: ‘Just got back to my car at Newark train station.’

The images show three of the doors missing, the back door wrenched off, the bonnet gone, windows smashed and the interior trashed.

Mrs Sturmey said: ‘I had an upgraded model autobiography one – I’m not sure what they have done to the interiors as I would not look inside so it’s not going to be that cheap to repair.

Mrs Sturmey shared shocking pictures of her car online, with the caption: ‘Just got back to my car at Newark train station’

Despite the presence of CCTV cameras and other commuters, thieves stripped out the inside of the car, including doors, the bonnet (pictured), and the headlights

The back door had been wrenched off, the bonnet gone, windows smashed (pictured) and the interior trashed

‘I want to keep it as I love my car and I have had two major spine surgeries and it’s the only car I can sit in that doesn’t hurt my back – I love it.’

The NCP car park which used Lisa used cost her £14 for the day and appears to be covered by CCTV cameras.

Mrs Sturmey said she parked ‘right under their CCTV’.

She added: ‘They have said they can’t see anything which I do not believe. A bonnet is hardly small on those cars!’

The NCP car park which used Lisa used cost her £14 for the day and appears to be covered by CCTV cameras. Pictured: her Facebook post

Many were quick to comment with Ken Lida saying: ‘So disheartening to see those pics. Hope those thugs get busted and sentenced to jail for five years minimum.’

Andy Ralston said: ‘Must have been gut wrenching to return back to your Landy looking like that. I have nightmares about it!!’

While most commenters expressed their sympathy with Lisa, there was a few who slammed her for parking her car at the train station.

Nevin Hattle said: ‘Why would you ever leave your car at Newark train station the most silliest thing you could ever possibly do, you should have expected this. 

‘It’s wrong don’t get me wrong, it’s disgraceful. Absolutely fuming for you but you should have more sense to park a car like that in a place like that.’

Michael Barnes also said: ‘There’s no chance I’d leave my Landy parked at a train station.

Mrs Sturmey also believes she may have found her bonnet for sale on Facebook.

A picture of the item, which matches the paint colour on her car, is on sale for £350.

The seller, from Selby, North Yorkshire, claims it ‘came off my 2016 Defender’.

Nottinghamshire Police and the NCP have been contacted for comment. 

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