East Lancs MP victim of double car theft at his home

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: MP Jake Berry MP Jake Berry

ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has been the victim of a double car theft outside his constituency home.

Two vehicles, a blue Land Rover 90 and a '61' plate silver Volkswagen Golf, were taken from the MP’s house in Helmshore overnight on Saturday.

The Land Rover belonged to Mr Berry, and the Golf belonged to his wife, Charlotte, and neither car has been recovered.

It is believed the offenders broke into one of the cars, where they found the keys to the second vehicle. It is unclear how the thieves managed to break into the first car.

The theft happened between 10pm on Saturday night, and 10am the following morning.

Mr Berry said: “Rossendale and Darwen is one of the safest places to live in Lancashire and having lived here for more than seven years, I have never once been concerned about crime.

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

“I do believe this is a one-off situation, but if anyone has seen the cars I would be grateful for any information.

“The police were amazing on the day and I’d like to put on record my thanks to them.”

Mr Berry has previously been a strong advocate of policing, On the Conservative Party website the MP said: “We all want our community to be safe. That’s why I fought the threat of police station closures. Crime is now down in Lancashire by 10 per cent.”

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “An investigation is under way. Anyone with information, or who saw anything on the night in question can call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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9:31am Sat 10 May 14

TONY WALES says...

The chicken's have come home to roost .....Jake lad.

A fine example of the Tory promise to come down hard on criminals.

Good at talking about things you are going to do, another thing getting them done.
Same as every election
The chicken's have come home to roost .....Jake lad. A fine example of the Tory promise to come down hard on criminals. Good at talking about things you are going to do, another thing getting them done. Same as every election TONY WALES
  • Score: 12

9:52am Sat 10 May 14

Box Pool says...

So was it a beat up Land Rover 90 like the picture, or a brand new £20k plus model?
So was it a beat up Land Rover 90 like the picture, or a brand new £20k plus model? Box Pool
  • Score: 12

12:54pm Sat 10 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

I'm surprised it qualifies for the crime stats, still I hope he is satisfied with his crime number ticket to drive round in.
I'm surprised it qualifies for the crime stats, still I hope he is satisfied with his crime number ticket to drive round in. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: 8

1:47pm Sat 10 May 14

Openminded? says...

Who gives a sh!t?
Who gives a sh!t? Openminded?
  • Score: 9

4:49pm Sat 10 May 14

Loving lances says...

If he has this trouble in leafy Helmshore, imagine what would happen if he lived in Bacup. He would be lucky to keep the slates on his roof.
If he has this trouble in leafy Helmshore, imagine what would happen if he lived in Bacup. He would be lucky to keep the slates on his roof. Loving lances
  • Score: 11

6:24pm Sat 10 May 14

ray_carlings_moustache says...

"I have never once been concerned about crime" Yep, typical Tory.
"I have never once been concerned about crime" Yep, typical Tory. ray_carlings_moustache
  • Score: 2

2:43pm Sun 11 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

It's amazing what extremes these publicity seeking Politicians will go to to attract votes at this time ! !

This fellah must be really desperate for votes though

LOL
It's amazing what extremes these publicity seeking Politicians will go to to attract votes at this time ! ! This fellah must be really desperate for votes though LOL ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 3

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