Monday, May 03, 2021

The Campbells’ caravan.


Dashcam footage of the stolen caravan taken earlier today.

An Elphin couple is appealing for information on the whereabouts of their much loved caravan which was stolen from outside their home this morning (Monday).

The Campbells, who are owners of The Townhouse B&B in Elphin, saw the caravan being towed away from nearby their property at approximately 9.30a.m. this morning.

William Campbell explained that having spread the word on social media about the theft, he has been informed of sightings of the caravan in Ballinameen, with the most recent sighting of the vehicle in Ballymahon in County Longford. He is urging anyone with dashcam footage in the area to come forward with any information to contact Gardai.

“We wanted to get the word out as soon as we could to hopefully stop those who have stolen it. My sister-in-law saw the caravan being towed away this morning. We believe that the car taking it was either a dark blue or dark green Toyota Avensis. We’ve made a statement to the Gardai and we’d appreciate if anyone see it to contact them,” he explained.

The caravan is an Abbey freestyle with a green stripe bearing a UK plate K9 WGC.

William, who runs The Townhouse B&B with his wife and sister in law, says that the caravan, which is 19 years old has a lot of sentimental value to the couple. They moved to Elphin three years ago from Scotland and opened their business on the town’s Main Street.

“It isn’t even the monetary value, it’s all the many trips and time we’ve enjoyed in it from weekends away to holidays with the children. Even when we moved here and our B&B was being done up, we lived in the caravan in Battlebridge, near Leitrim Village, and travelled to Elphin every day while work was being done on the house. We’ve loved our time here, it’s such a pity this has happened,” he explained.

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