Gardener returns home from Tenerife holiday to discover his £4k trailer has been stolen

David Anderson and a trailer similar to the one taken

A businessman has been left furious after arriving home from holiday to find his £4,000 trailer had been stolen.

David Anderson, 56, returned to his home following a week’s break in Tenerife.

David found his trailer, which was only purchased two months ago, had been stolen.

The trailer is used as part of his landscape gardening business, Four Seasons. The theft, from his home on Lamond Drive in St Andrews has left him unable to work.

The trailer — an Ifor Williams model — had clear Four Seasons logos on it, with David adding: “I was on holiday last week, and when I came back, the trailer just wasn’t there.

“One of my neighbours said that he had noticed it was gone around December 12 but had not phoned the police as he did not know if it had been stolen or not.

“Lamond Drive is a really busy road in St Andrews, so the thieves had to be very brave and knew what they were doing to steal something from here.

“It must have been stolen in the dead of night for them to get away with it.

“There would also have had to be at least two people there to get the trailer off the van — it would have taken them some time.

“You can’t miss the trailer, as it is so new and really shiny. It also has my logos on it, too.

“There is nothing worse than coming home from a lovely holiday and having to deal with phoning police and insurance.

“I put an appeal on social media. A taxi driver responded saying he thinks he has seen the trailer being driven erratically.

“He is going to look through footage and hopefully we will be able to track it down.

“It’s just concerning as it has been gone for some time now — it could be in London for all we know.”

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Police in Fife are investigating following a report of theft of a trailer from the Lamond Drive area of St Andrews.

“The incident happened between Monday December 11 and Tuesday December 12.

“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact St Andrews Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 1453.

“Or alternatively they could contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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