Ford dealerships in east London were ‘robbed’ by a famous Christmas character last week.

Proving that his heart is not two sizes too small, the Grinch 'stole’ food from three TrustFord sites on Friday, December 10, and took them to be donated to a food bank.

Andrea Thomas, commercial van sales executive at TrustFord, has organised Christmas donation drives at the company since 2019, but after moving to the Transit Centre she had the idea for the theme – The Grinch That Stole Christmas.

TrustFord’s Grinch, played by Junior Miss Galaxy Essex Amber Hood, visited the dealership in Ripple Road, Barking, Trustford Transit in Messina Way, Dagenham and onto their contact centre, in Marsh Way, Rainham.

Amber and her mother Nicola Papworth then took the load – which included 40 shopping bags, four large shopping trays and three boxes of food – to Dagenham Foodbank.