Thieves strike in car park of Yorkshire Clinic in Bingley

Shirley Uttley’s Range Rover which had its window smashed and grill and headlights stolen

Shirley Uttley’s Range Rover which had its window smashed and grill and headlights stolen

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

A woman receiving treatment for throat cancer had her Range Rover stripped of its headlights and grille while it was parked in a hospital car park.
Shirley Uttley, who is in remission from the disease, was one of three victims whose cars were targeted while they were inside the Yorkshire Clinic in Bingley.
The raids – part of an increasing number of thefts targeting Range Rovers in Bradford district – happened in a ten-minute period between Mrs Uttley, 69, going into the clinic and the alarm being raised.
Her daughter Holly-Faye Dunne, 32, said: “It’s bad enough that they are doing this outside people’s homes, and to people who work hard to own such a car, but surely these lowlifes know that sick people are going to be parked in a hospital car park. They clearly have no shame.”
The raiders, believed to be three people in hooded tops in a white Subaru car, were caught on CCTV as they struck on April 28. They smashed through the passenger-side window on Mrs Uttley’s car, popped the bonnet and stole the headlights and grille.
Holly-Faye added: “I hear that due to the large amount of incidents happening, the garages repairing these vehicles are struggling to get hold of the parts to do the repairs.”
Meanwhile, another Range Rover owner – whose vehicle has been targeted twice since February – believes Land Rover should make their vehicles and parts more secure.
Sean Conroy wrote to Land Rover after a witness said his car’s headlights and grille were stripped within 30 seconds.
He received a response, and said: “I would draw attention to the fact that Land Rover state, ‘I would like to assure you Land Rover makes every possible effort to ensure vehicle’s components are as secure as possible’. Really? Thirty seconds to smash a passenger window, pop the bonnet and strip the whole front of the car. Extremely secure!”
A spokesman for Land Rover said: “The vehicles in question are older vehicles and are no longer in production. There is no design fault or design issue with the vehicles.”
He added that all Range Rovers meet insurance industry requirements. The spokesman insisted it was a police matter, rather than an issue for Land Rover.
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9:20am Thu 15 May 14

Andr3wKay says...

Why can't the police set up some sting operations like they do in the US? Park a Range Rover in the same area, surrounded by undercover police, wait for the criminals to hit - then arrest them. It is very clear which cars are being targeted so it should be easy to lure them in.
Why can't the police set up some sting operations like they do in the US? Park a Range Rover in the same area, surrounded by undercover police, wait for the criminals to hit - then arrest them. It is very clear which cars are being targeted so it should be easy to lure them in. Andr3wKay
  • Score: 22

11:07am Thu 15 May 14

tyker7745 says...

scum. people nicking stuff from cars are scum. Agree bait cars should be used. They have bait houses so why no bait cars
scum. people nicking stuff from cars are scum. Agree bait cars should be used. They have bait houses so why no bait cars tyker7745
  • Score: 9

4:11pm Thu 15 May 14

Not so simple says...

These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance.

Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy.

More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.
These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance. Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy. More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for. Not so simple
  • Score: 0

6:05pm Thu 15 May 14

Albion. says...

Not so simple wrote:
These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance.

Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy.

More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.
I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?
[quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance. Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy. More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.[/p][/quote]I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year? Albion.
  • Score: 4

6:08pm Thu 15 May 14

Albion. says...

Albion. wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance.

Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy.

More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.
I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?
http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/motoring/news
/10625229/Car-insura
nce-getting-cheaper.
html
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance. Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy. More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.[/p][/quote]I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?[/p][/quote]http://www.telegraph .co.uk/motoring/news /10625229/Car-insura nce-getting-cheaper. html Albion.
  • Score: 2

7:32pm Thu 15 May 14

Not so simple says...

Albion. wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance.

Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy.

More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.
I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?
http://www.telegraph

.co.uk/motoring/news

/10625229/Car-insura

nce-getting-cheaper.

html
Albion surely you don't take an article in the print media as gospel
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance. Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy. More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.[/p][/quote]I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?[/p][/quote]http://www.telegraph .co.uk/motoring/news /10625229/Car-insura nce-getting-cheaper. html[/p][/quote]Albion surely you don't take an article in the print media as gospel Not so simple
  • Score: -2

8:03pm Thu 15 May 14

Albion. says...

Not so simple wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance.

Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy.

More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.
I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?
http://www.telegraph


.co.uk/motoring/news


/10625229/Car-insura


nce-getting-cheaper.


html
Albion surely you don't take an article in the print media as gospel
Actually I heard it on a finance program, the Telegraph article was just a sample. I have no reason to disbelieve it.
[quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance. Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy. More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.[/p][/quote]I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?[/p][/quote]http://www.telegraph .co.uk/motoring/news /10625229/Car-insura nce-getting-cheaper. html[/p][/quote]Albion surely you don't take an article in the print media as gospel[/p][/quote]Actually I heard it on a finance program, the Telegraph article was just a sample. I have no reason to disbelieve it. Albion.
  • Score: 3

1:00am Fri 16 May 14

son123 says...

Not so simple wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance.

Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy.

More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.
I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?
http://www.telegraph


.co.uk/motoring/news


/10625229/Car-insura


nce-getting-cheaper.


html
Albion surely you don't take an article in the print media as gospel
Its a lie. Mines gone up 700. Beyond a joke!!!! My volvo v70 was cheaper than my used reno???? And its half its engine size x
[quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance. Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy. More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.[/p][/quote]I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?[/p][/quote]http://www.telegraph .co.uk/motoring/news /10625229/Car-insura nce-getting-cheaper. html[/p][/quote]Albion surely you don't take an article in the print media as gospel[/p][/quote]Its a lie. Mines gone up 700. Beyond a joke!!!! My volvo v70 was cheaper than my used reno???? And its half its engine size x son123
  • Score: -3

10:03am Fri 16 May 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

son123 wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance.

Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy.

More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.
I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?
http://www.telegraph



.co.uk/motoring/news



/10625229/Car-insura



nce-getting-cheaper.



html
Albion surely you don't take an article in the print media as gospel
Its a lie. Mines gone up 700. Beyond a joke!!!! My volvo v70 was cheaper than my used reno???? And its half its engine size x
Car Insurance has gone down across the country as a whole and all is happy clappy when you apply for a quote until you give them a BD postcode.

I agree the use of a sting vehicle is the only way to trap these scum; as a Range Rover owner I hope it is done and done soon.
[quote][p][bold]son123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: These people who do such criminal damage etc should be caught and locked up ASAP. This type of criminal behaviour is adding to the already rising cost of motor insurance. Also we need more POLICE to be more nosy instead of just driving around in their cars. Yes, get the police to get out and walk around: I am not blaming the police for this as the poor officers just do as they are told to meet 'targets and goals' or stay within their work remits. Proactive policing is needed to show the criminals that enough is enough, this will be supported by the public and will help instill confidence in the good officers we have. I take my hat off to people in the police who work hard to keep rif raff off the streets, more can be done to support the police from within the force and within government policy. More severe deterrents are needed to stop people just stealing because the want things that they cannot be bothered to work for.[/p][/quote]I thought motor insurance costs had decreased over the last year?[/p][/quote]http://www.telegraph .co.uk/motoring/news /10625229/Car-insura nce-getting-cheaper. html[/p][/quote]Albion surely you don't take an article in the print media as gospel[/p][/quote]Its a lie. Mines gone up 700. Beyond a joke!!!! My volvo v70 was cheaper than my used reno???? And its half its engine size x[/p][/quote]Car Insurance has gone down across the country as a whole and all is happy clappy when you apply for a quote until you give them a BD postcode. I agree the use of a sting vehicle is the only way to trap these scum; as a Range Rover owner I hope it is done and done soon. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 1

10:21am Fri 16 May 14

littleholl says...

This was my mums car. The other man quoted in this piece states that Land Rover told him it was older models that were less secure. My mums car is 1 Year old! How old do they have to be in land rovers eyes?!
This was my mums car. The other man quoted in this piece states that Land Rover told him it was older models that were less secure. My mums car is 1 Year old! How old do they have to be in land rovers eyes?! littleholl
  • Score: 3

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