Hunt is still on for charity Land Rover stolen from Sidmouth garage forecourt

A charity Land Rover stolen overnight from a garage forecourt in Sidmouth remains missing, sparking a fresh appeal for information.

Staff at The Donkey Sanctuary, in Sidmouth, are keen to trace the charity’s green Land Rover Defender, stolen almost a month ago sometime between 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 25, and 8.30am the following morning.

The charity said the vehicle, registration WJ51 KZG, was an ‘essential tool’ in caring for the sanctuary’s animals.

The Land Rover was stolen while it was parked at the garage overnight ready for a small repair the next day.


This vehicle was stolen from a garage forecourt in Sidmouth.
Photo: The Donkey Sanctuary.


If you know the whereabouts of this vehicle, contact the police.
Photo: The Donkey Sanctuary.

A spokesman for The Donkey Sanctuary said: “The distinctive vehicle is green with a white hardtop roof and was used by staff at the sanctuary where it was an essential tool in helping to care for the charity’s rescued and relinquished donkeys.”

The charity said Devon and Cornwall Police were investigating the vehicle theft and were keen to hear from anyone with information about the stolen Land Rover.

The spokesman added: “Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating the theft of the vehicle, a 2001 Land Rover Defender 90 TD5, registration number WJ51 KZG, which was taken overnight between 5.30pm on Wednesday 25 May and 8.30am on Thursday 26 May.

“It was parked on the forecourt of a Sidmouth garage, awaiting a small repair the following day.”

  • If you have information to help police, call 101 quoting log number 384.

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