Raphoe couple seek information on stolen caravan
By Paddy Walsh
A Raphoe couple spoke yesterday of their distress following the theft of a caravan at their home over the weekend.
"We've lost everything. We had planned to sell the caravan to get the money to put a thatch on the roof of our house but that plan is all gone," said Helen Hancock. "They've taken the roof off our house."
Last October the couple were grieving the loss of a baby which they lost six months into Helen's pregnancy as the result of a chromosome disorder.
The 22 foot long caravan, worth 8,000 euro, was taken from their home at Feddyglass in the early hours of Sunday morning. The couple reported the incident to the Gardai and to the police in Strabane but there has been no sign of the five year old vehicle.
"Those who took it must have been here before because they knew to take a spare wheel. We had done everything security wise that we could thinking it was safe," said Helen.
"I just can't believe it has happened."
Ian Hancock is currently working on the couple's new home while they reside in a mobile home adjacent to it along with their 19 month old daughter, Lily.
The stolen caravan is coloured off white and bears the brand name Avondale. There is no window at the back and the registration number is Y15 7RET.
Anyone with information on the caravan can contact the Garda or police authorities or, alternatively, can contact the couple on 085-8237876.