Couple’s motorhome and cat Tigs stolen in Harold Hill
PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 July 2016
Plans to travel the country have been put on hold after a couple’s motorhome was stolen – with their precious cat inside.
Clothes, family photos and, most importantly, their two-year-old tabby Tigs, were in Chris and Lisa Hayes’ motorhome when it was driven away from Petersfield Avenue, Harold Hill, last week.
“Whoever took the caravan does not know the upset and devastation they have caused,” Chris, 55, said.
“Everything we had was in there and now all we have are the clothes we are standing in.
“Knowing that Tigs isn’t here with us is horrible.”
The couple decided to buy a motorhome after Chris took early retirement last year. Their plan was to travel around the country so they let out their home in Morden, south London, to friends while they lived in the motorhome for the next few months.
They had left it outside Lisa’s mum’s house while they spent a night away in Bournemouth.
Chris said: “We were on the M3 when Lisa got a call from her mum who assumed that we had already came back for the caravan because it wasn’t there.
“She had checked up on Tigs just half an hour before she saw it was gone – we didn’t know what to think.”
Chris and Lisa asked for help to retrieve Tigs and the motorhome on social media and have had their posts shared more than 10,000 times.
“We are so grateful for everyone’s help and hope that we’ll get Tigs back.”
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