Posted by Greg Throughton
With Brits investing thousands of pounds each year in their caravan fridges
and other apparatus for their mobile homes, having one stolen can be a disheartening experience.
This is precisely what happened to Chelmsford firefighter Mick Weald, whose mobile home went missing on July 7th, according to the Chelmsford Weekly News.
He told the newspaper how the vehicle was a big part of his life and allowed him to take off on holiday during his days off from the fire service.
Police have identified the suspect as being an 18-year-old male of slim build with cropped hair and a tattoo on his neck.
However, the story has had a happy ending for Mr Weald, after the holiday home was found in Pertwee Drive and returned to him.
He explained that the cream-coloured caravan may only be worth around £2,000, but it is his "pride and joy" and important to his family.
"My daughter cried when it was taken, but now is happy again," he told the newspaper. "It is an old vehicle and quite distinctive."
The UK benefits from having a long and varied coastline, perfect for caravanners to explore.