Councillor’s car stolen from his drive as he slept upstairs

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Councillor’s car stolen from his drive as he slept upstairs

Councillor’s car stolen from his drive as he slept upstairs
2021-07-28 04:00:00
An East Riding councillor for Hessle has warned residents against “complacency” after his car was stolen following a late-night break in. Cllr David Nolan, of Hessle ward on East Riding Council, said he woke up to find his Nissan Qashqai gone from his Ferriby Road home on Sunday, July 25. Read more: 'Overworked hero' Humberside Police officer sobs on Jeremy Vine over pay The councillor, who leads the Liberal Democrat opposition group on the East Riding, added the break in came after leaving house alarms off and his car keys downstairs. A Humberside Police spokesperson said two suspects had been arrested and were later released in connection with the theft of the car which has since been recovered. Cllr Nolan said the break in had left him and his wife “shocked” and “angry” but praised the police for finding the car within 24 hours of receiving his report. He added he was also “disappointed” at news police officers earning more than £24,000 were set for pay freezes given their help and their work during a “difficult” coronavirus pandemic. Policing Minister Kit Malthouse said the pay decision was a “tough” one but the government would do other things to make them feel “valued and supported”. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. The councillor said: “I heard a noise at about half past three in the morning so I got up and went downstairs to check. “The windows seemed okay but when I tried the door I heard it click but thought it was fine. “But later on my wife who was on an earlier shift that morning phoned me asking: 'where's your car gone?' “She said she'd found broken glass downstairs and when I came down later the pane on the front door was broken and it looked as though someone had been rummaging through the kitchen. “It was quite scary and my wife was distressed. “In a way we were fortunate they only took the car, none of us were hurt. Cllr Nolan said one of his car's front wheels had been replaced when he got it back (Image: Hull Live) “The police response was impressive, they sent an inspector down and forensics officers came and took pictures and did finger prints. “Then I got an email later saying the car had been involved in an incident and was found and two suspects were arrested. “When I got the car back I was expecting it to be trashed, but they'd only damaged the front wheel and put the spare on and took my sat nav. “We tend to get spates of Hanoi burglaries where thieves break into homes to get car keys in the area but then it dies down again. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “It was just shocking to know that someone had broken into the house knowing we were asleep inside and had then gone around inside and stolen things. “My wife takes her valuables to bed so I would recommend residents do that. “And we have alarms but we stopped putting them on because our dog would set them off, so don't be complacent with those things, I wouldn't want anyone else to go through the shock of that. “Sometimes the police get criticised for not responding to lower level crimes like pavement parking or vandalism, but when it's serious they're there.” The police spokesperson said: “Officers are investigating after the theft of a car from a property on Ferriby Road, Hessle, in the early hour

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