I left my prized car in 'secure parking' at a festival… but when I got back it was completely destroyed | The Sun

A MAN who left his prized car in "secure parking" at a festival returned to find it had been completely destroyed.

Piers Gallagher went to the Beat-Herder Festival at Dockber Farm near Sawley, Lancashire, last weekend.

He paid to leave his Audi in "secure parking" on the morning of July 14.

But after enjoying the summer music festival, he came back to his "pride and joy" to discover that the wheels and bumper had been stolen.

His Audi was also elevated on a jack and the back window had been smashed.

"I just never thought it would have happened to me," he told the Daily Star. "They must have been highly skilled thieves."

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Piers said that the only compensation he's currently expecting is potentially free festival tickets – despite his car being written off.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "The incident has been reported to us and we are investigating.

"No arrests have been made at this stage. Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting log 565 of July 16, 2023."

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The Sun has contacted Beat-Herder festival for comment.

It comes after Andrew Furber and his wife Linda came back from holiday to find their £60,000 Land Rover Defender with a missing wheel.

The couple paid £81.60 to park their car for three days at the long-stay parking at Heathrow airport.

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