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Thieves steal couple's dream motorhome

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Thursday 22nd May 2014
Bessie The Motorhome

CHERYL and Gedd Donahue scrimped and saved for seven years to buy a dream motorhome – only to have it stolen just two weeks after picking it up.

The couple, of Lancaster Street, Barnsley, clocked up more than 1,000 miles in their search to find the perfect camper.
And when they finally did, they even gave the £14,000 Fiat Ducato a name - Bessie.

They only managed one trip away in the motorhome before the thieves struck, taking Bessie from the outside the home of their daughter, Clare Beevers in Sandford Court.

Cheryl, 43, said: "I'm absolutely devastated, I just can't believe it. It had more alarms than the town hall but nobody seems to have seen or heard anything.

"When we realised it was missing we drove 200 miles up and down the motorway to see if we could see it."

The van is white and features a transfer of a mohican on the back.


Police are now investigating.

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Posted by The Terminator I Fri 30th May 2014 at 10:46pm

You sound like Barnsley honest folk. I would bet money on it that some foreign immigrant has got there fingers it.

Posted by Dave I Thu 5th Jun 2014 at 6:28pm

Sound logic!. I emigrated to Canada from near Barnsley. That makes me a foreign immigrant to Canada. Am I therefore a thief ? Little Englanders like you give the rest of us a bad name out here in the big wide world