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Police Baffled By Mobile Home Abandoned In Road

Published on: 29 Jul, 2013
Updated on: 29 Jul, 2013

Police officers were initially baffled when they were called out to find a two-bedroomed mobile home abandoned in a road in East Horsley.

Feature Surrey police badge 3Surrey Police officers attended the unusual emergency call around 12.15am early on Saturday morning (July 27) after a member of the public reported an obstruction in the road on Green Dene.

The mobile home had been abandoned in the unlit road, completely blocking it with no one claiming ownership.

Recovery of it proved challenging as the tow bar had been snapped and the wheels under the mobile home were punctured and buckled.

A police spokesman said: “Enquiries were made in Hampshire and it turned out that a company had sold it to a man who was later found camping in woods nearby.

“The company said they had delivered it to the location and left it with the new owner to move on to his land. The new owner had attempted to move the mobile home but in doing so, had broken the wheels and tow bar. By this time it was dark, so the owner decided to leave the vehicle where it was until the morning.”

A recovery firm was eventually called to move the vehicle and and the road was cleared by 10.30am.


Did you seen someone acting suspiciously in Jacobs Well?

In another incident, police officers investigating an attempted burglary in Jacobs Well, Guildford are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area. Equally if you have had any unusual callers to your house recently, you are asked to contact the officer in charge of this case.

Between Tuesday and Thursday, July 23 and 25, someone approached a house in Stringers Avenue, Jacobs Well and tried unsuccessfully to gain entry to the property. Having caused damage to windows and a door, the individual then left.

Detective Sergeant Blaine Rafferty said: “House burglaries cause no end of misery and heartache for the homeowner and although the would-be thief in this case did not manage to gain entry we are still keen to trace this person to prevent them striking again.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference GD/13/6400.

For tips on home security visit the Surrey Police website.

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Responses to Police Baffled By Mobile Home Abandoned In Road

  1. Brian Holt Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Another attempted burglary in Jacobs Well. Residents should now think about setting up a neighbourhood watch in their roads.
    You can have two co-ordinators to run the scheme.
    Your local police neighbourhood officer will help with details, and information.

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