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Police plea after van stolen from Elm Crescent in Hythe found damaged on Long Lane in Holbury





Police have launched an appeal after a stolen van was found abandoned and badly damaged.

The Ford Transit was taken from Elm Crescent, Hythe over the weekend of 9th and 10th December, and found on Long Lane, Holbury, at 2.30pm on Sunday.

It is believed to have been involved in a crash on Long Lane, in the bus stop opposite New Forest Academy, between midday and 2.30pm.

Police are looking for witnesses after this van was stolen and found badly damaged
Police are looking for witnesses after this van was stolen and found badly damaged

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash or its aftermath.

A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “Did you see anything? Did you spot the driver, or any other occupants of the van, and could you provide a description of them, or their last direction of travel?

“Can you remember when you first spotted the van being driven along, or parked up on Long Lane?

“Do you have any footage of the van being driven, or of the road traffic incident itself, including dashcam, doorbell camera, mobile phone, or any CCTV?”

Those with information should contact the police on 101 with reference 44230504933. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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