Motorist’s hell after ‘Vauxhall cannibals’ strike

The entire front end of this Vauxhall Corsa was stripped
The entire front end of this Vauxhall Corsa was stripped

A Dunstable motorist has expressed his frustration after becoming the latest victim of the ‘Vauxhall cannibals’.

The driver, who wished not to be named, was preparing to set off for work from his Union Street home on Monday morning, when he spotted that the entire front end of his Vauxhall Corsa ecoFLEX had been removed by thieves.

Over the last 18 months hundreds of motorists across Dunstable, Luton and the rest of the county have been hit by thieves who are stripping down newer Vauxhall models in the middle of the night.

The driver said: “I work full time and have been driving for four years but I have got a work van so this is the first car that I have ever bought.

“I am not happy at all, I am really angry.

“It is quite a working class area so you would presume people understand how hard it is to save up and pay for things.”

The full cost of the damage is not yet known, but other motorists have been forced to fork out thousands of pounds.

Many vehicles have also been left with unrepairable damage.

The driver added: “I am hoping that it will be recoverable.

“It is only a year old so the last thing I want is for it to be written off and have the insurance company pay me what it is worth now as that way I would be well out of pocket.

“Because it was wet the police could not find any prints unfortunately.”