Barrister's papers stolen in car

A BARRISTER has been left embarrassed after leaving legal case papers in her car overnight, only for the vehicle to be stolen, it emerged today.The thief also unwittingly made off with her wig and gown, when the woman's black Mini was taken from outside a property in Woodbridge.

A BARRISTER has been left embarrassed after leaving legal case papers in her car overnight, only for the vehicle to be stolen, it emerged today.

The thief also unwittingly made off with her wig and gown, when the woman's black Mini was taken from outside a property in Woodbridge.

The theft took place sometime over a 12-hour time slot but as yet the perpetrator has not been caught.

Police have been making a concerted effort to find the thief in the hope of retrieving the 04 registered car and its potentially sensitive contents.


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More than a month after the theft was reported, officers are still trying to track the legal case papers down and reunite them with their owner.

It is thought the papers related to a case the barrister was defending that was coming to court around the time the car was stolen.

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Suffolk Constabulary has confirmed the car contained legal documents, which were inside a case.

The owner described it as a purple luggage case with wheels on.

As well as the case papers it also contained law reference books. These were among a number of items that had been left in the car.

The other missing property includes a tennis racket, some cds and women's clothing, including jeans.

The theft took place in Bredfield Street between 7pm on Thursday, February 12 and 7am on Friday, February 13.

The Mini was reported stolen by its owner, a female barrister, on February 13.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Police, confirmed the theft had taken place and issued an appeal for anyone who can help find it.

She said: “We are investigating the theft and would like anyone with information about who took the vehicle, where it is now, or the vehicle's contents, to contact us.”

If you can help police trace the car or the documents contact the investigating officer, Pc Jordan Giddins, at Woodbridge police station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers 0800 555111.

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