Suspected Stolen Land Rover Found Burnt Out In Frome

Fire In Frome

Suspected Stolen Land Rover Found Burnt Out In Frome:

It’s believed that a Land Rover Defender found in Frome that was found on its side and on fire is a stolen vehicle, fire crews attended the scene at Elliots Lane in Great Elm at 9.46pm yesterday night. (February 5).

A spokesman from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: “On arrival the crew confirmed this was a Landrover on its side well alight. They began fighting the fire using a hose reel jet and requested the attendance of police as they believed the vehicle to have been abandoned and possibly stolen.

“The fire was extinguished but the vehicle was completely destroyed by fire. It looked like it had been stripped of parts prior to being set alight.”

 This is the latest in a string of Land Rover thefts in the area, Land Rover owners need to be vigilant when leaving their vehicles.

When you park your vehicle away from home, try to avoid places that are dark or unattended, have easy access and are concealed from public view.Where possible park your vehicle overnight in your garage if you have one.

Consider fitting a garage alarm and ensure the garage has appropriate locks and padlocks.

Block your Defender in with other parked cars at your house or business.

Consider fitting security devices like alarms, electronic immobiliser, steering locks, gear and handbrake locks and wheel clamps. Make sure you use them when you leave your vehicle.

Consider fitting a tracker device to your vehicle. The device will send out a signal, which will help identify its location if stolen. It is recommended that any security systems and equipment are Secure by Design.

Keep your keys safe and out of view even in your home.
Consider having windows etched with the vehicle registration number.

If your vehicle has a towing hook, consider using a towing lock hitch cover.

Don’t leave valuables or tools in your vehicle as even a coat on the back seat is a target for a thief.

Keep recent photographs of your vehicle with any distinguishing features, modifications or dents etc.

Report any suspicious vehicles or people using 101 but in an emergency always use 999.

If you are unlucky enough to have your Land Rover stolen, the power of social media can make your stolen Land Rover too hot to handle. Landywatch has over 10,000 members and a close knit community that are happy to help in the event that you lose your vehicle to thieves.

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