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Nurse devastated by car thieves

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:45 03 March 2010

A DEVASTATED Ipswich woman has hit out at the thieves who stole her car and left it as a burned out wreck.

Theatre nurse Vera Seymour from Beech Grove stood in disbelief as she stared at the shell of the vehicle that she had owned for just three weeks.

A DEVASTATED Ipswich woman has hit out at the thieves who stole her car and left it as a burned out wreck.

Theatre nurse Vera Seymour from Beech Grove stood in disbelief as she stared at the shell of the vehicle that she had owned for just three weeks.

Only last month the 29-year-old was involved in a crash which totally wrecked her previous car. She then saved hard to buy her E-registration Orion … but that is now unrecognisable.

It was stolen from outside her house last Thursday before being dumped at Levington Creek and then torched.

Ms Seymour, who works at the West Suffolk Hospital, said she was left stunned and shocked when she went to go to work on Friday morning and realised that the car had gone.

She said: "I was absolutely mortified when I found out what they had done to it."

Because she had no transport she had to take a day off work and is angry that her colleagues had been left to cope alone.

What she also finds upsetting is the fact that her boyfriend Jason Laughlin had spent the past three weekends working on the car to make sure it was running properly for her.

Thankfully he had not yet fitted the CD player that he had bought her for her birthday.

Also in the car was a book that she had borrowed from a colleague that she was keeping ready to give back to her.

She said: "It is an old edition of a text book that she bought in America and you can't get any more.

"I could get her a new edition English version but that is not the point."

Other things of sentimental value in the car was a birthday card that her young god daughter had made for her as well as a toy that she had bought her from a dream trip to Hawaii.

Ironically it was a little man that is supposed to be left in the car to keep it safe.

Having recently just celebrated her birthday, Ms Seymour had also asked friends and family for money so she could buy a new alarm system and immobiliser for her new car.

She said: "There was nothing of great value in the car, but they were valuable to me.

"They were my things and I worked hard for them.

"I just feel sorry for the people who did this – if they get a kick out of doing this to people."

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