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Car stolen while 'defrosting' on driveway in Cherry Willingham, near Lincoln

By Barnaby_B  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

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A car has been stolen from Cherry Willingham, near Lincoln, after the owner left it running to defrost.

The white Nissan saloon was left unattended on a drive in Waterfront Court and was later found crashed on the A1, at the junction of Rutland Road.

Every winter, several crimes type of crime are reported to Lincolnshire Police and residents are being urged not to leave their cars running with the keys in.

Officers are warning that opportunistic thieves, who do prowl residential areas on the lookout for this, will get in and steal them.

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  • Roadscource  |  January 18 2013, 3:05PM

    "As for "the issue" I would say not leaving your key in the car is fairly central" I hope you dont lose your house keys in the snow as according to you that will give someone the right to steal everything you own.

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  • IT_MAN  |  January 17 2013, 10:25PM

    Itis an offence to leave a motor vehicle with the engine running and no one in the driving seat to control it, you will also find if stolen your insurers can refuse to pay up. About 45 years ago i was warned by a police officer as I pulled up in front of a shop got out of car to check an item in window and felt a tap on my shoulder, the said it is an offence, before I could say but, he suggested I get into my car and go on my way before he booked me. As far as I am aware it only applies to car on the road or public place not in your driveway but if stolen with keys in insurers may not payout if stolen. There are a mass of motoring offences that were enforced years ago but I don't think many of the police today are aware of them, it may be a good thing or they would run out of tickets.

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  • eatmygoal  |  January 17 2013, 5:50PM

    "my point is that the poster in question only ever comments on others postings and seemingly always in a negative way" and? I don't remember saying which was the bigger crime, but cheers for putting words in my mouth. As for "the issue" I would say not leaving your key in the car is fairly central.

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  January 17 2013, 5:47PM

    "On the subject of the report, rather than the grammar, isn't it an offence to leave your car running with the keys in while you are not watching the car?" Not sure but this may not apply on private property.

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  • Adam089  |  January 17 2013, 5:37PM

    How many times do people have to be told not to do this! Whilst I'm not condoning this whatsoever, it seems like people just try to not listen to warnings given by the police and adopt a 'it'll never happen to me' attitude. No sympathy whatsoever.

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  • Roadscource  |  January 17 2013, 4:49PM

    Eatmygoal, my point is that the poster in question only ever comments on others postings and seemingly always in a negative way. Well if your interested, your comment as to the legality of leaving a car running whilst unattended pales into insignificance when compared to the car thief who then drove it without insurance from Cherry Willingham to the A1, before crashing it at the junction of Rutland Road. This is surely the issue, or are you saying that the car thief was created by the owner of the car merely because they chose to leave their property unattended?

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  • eatmygoal  |  January 17 2013, 4:15PM

    So your opinion is what? That Echo didn't proof read? And you just decided to mount this challenge by errecting a glass house? On the subject of the report, rather than the grammar, isn't it an offence to leave your car running with the keys in while you are not watching the car?

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  • Roadscource  |  January 17 2013, 4:05PM

    What now? Can't even use apostrophes or spell proofread and is correcting other people's English?" Oh no its that awful TB78WHlNE, you know, that poster who has no opinions or comments of their own so they try to make out everyone elses comments are pointless and incorrect. Oh after this i feel soooooo unhappy, i simply wish id never got out of bed this morning.

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  • TB78WHlNE  |  January 17 2013, 3:15PM

    "What now? Cant even be bothered to proof read 4 tiny paragraphs?" What now? Can't even use apostrophes or spell proofread and is correcting other people's English?

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  • Phil1W  |  January 17 2013, 3:14PM

    Highway robbery! Dick ****** seems to be getting everywhere!

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