by Tom Walsh
South-east London has seen a spike in motorhome theft over the past two months, according to the latest figures.
Speaking to The Camping and Caravanning Club, Tim Booth of ACVIS Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service said that the area of the capital is being targeted by criminals.
Between ten and 15 models were reported to the Metropolitan Police as being stolen during October and November. The trend has been described as “very unusual” for this time of year.
While motorhome owners in the area are being told to remain calm, it highlights the need to have the right insurance policy in place should the worst happen.
Mr Booth explains that people need to invest in an alarm system and test it on a regular basis to ensure that if someone does try to break in it will alert the owner and the rest of the neighbourhood.
The security expert also advised people to contact the police if their motorhome is either stolen or subject to suspicious activity.