Uninsured JCB digger is stolen from estate

The stolen JCB

The stolen JCB

First published in News

A JCB digger worth £15,000, has been stolen from the Hithercroft industrial estate in Wallingford.

Owner Matthew Hopkins, 40, from Garford, near Abingdon, said the digger was insured for road use, but his insurance cover did not include theft.

The digger was parked in Lester Way when it was taken on Thursday of last week at about 9.25pm. The vehicle registration number is V556 EHW.

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8:39am Thu 19 Jun 14

Myron Blatz says...

Sorry, his digger was insured for road use, but not theft? I thouht about the cheapest insurance cover was called 'Third Party Fire & Theft' so what was this bloke paying for? Also, who'd own and vehicle for use with his or her work, and not get proper cover?
Sorry, his digger was insured for road use, but not theft? I thouht about the cheapest insurance cover was called 'Third Party Fire & Theft' so what was this bloke paying for? Also, who'd own and vehicle for use with his or her work, and not get proper cover? Myron Blatz
  • Score: 5

9:24am Thu 19 Jun 14

EMBOX2 says...

It's probably on a container ship en route to Albania already...
It's probably on a container ship en route to Albania already... EMBOX2
  • Score: 8

9:34am Thu 19 Jun 14

OX3 says...

I agree with the above only got them self's to blame really should have got full cover and insurance also should know that you can't leave anything unsecured theses days in this day and age common sense really.
I agree with the above only got them self's to blame really should have got full cover and insurance also should know that you can't leave anything unsecured theses days in this day and age common sense really. OX3
  • Score: 6

11:07am Thu 19 Jun 14

Neonlights says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Sorry, his digger was insured for road use, but not theft? I thouht about the cheapest insurance cover was called 'Third Party Fire & Theft' so what was this bloke paying for? Also, who'd own and vehicle for use with his or her work, and not get proper cover?
No, you can also get 3rd party insurance which only covers you against hitting someone else or property damage.

Several years ago when I was with Norwich Union. When I went to renew my 3rd party fire & theft insurance policy for my motorbike they said I could only have 3rd party or fully comp because I was under 25. Reason being too many youngsters were falsely claiming for fire or theft damage because they pranged their own bikes. I told them to shove it and went with someone else who would insure me 3rd P&T.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Sorry, his digger was insured for road use, but not theft? I thouht about the cheapest insurance cover was called 'Third Party Fire & Theft' so what was this bloke paying for? Also, who'd own and vehicle for use with his or her work, and not get proper cover?[/p][/quote]No, you can also get 3rd party insurance which only covers you against hitting someone else or property damage. Several years ago when I was with Norwich Union. When I went to renew my 3rd party fire & theft insurance policy for my motorbike they said I could only have 3rd party or fully comp because I was under 25. Reason being too many youngsters were falsely claiming for fire or theft damage because they pranged their own bikes. I told them to shove it and went with someone else who would insure me 3rd P&T. Neonlights
  • Score: 5

11:59pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Geez, he's no David Bailey is he ;-p
Geez, he's no David Bailey is he ;-p Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 1

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