Jamie Oliver turned into a detective to track down his stolen tractor after blasting the cops’ response as ‘unimpressive’. Source:The Sun
Jamie Oliver tracks down stolen tractor himself as he brands police response ‘lukewarm’
JAMIE OLIVER took matters into his own hands last week after his tractor was stolen from his Essex estate, forcing the chef to retrieve his equipment, as he claims police “weren’t interested.”
By SABINA ROUSE
PUBLISHED: 23:37, Fri, May 7, 2021 | UPDATED: 23:37, Fri, May 7, 2021
Renowned cook Jamie Oliver, 45, took off his chef’s hat and put on his police helmet to locate his missing tractor after it was stolen from his estate last week.
The famous celebrity chef who regularly features on ITV’s This Morning, branded police response to the crime “lukewarm,” prompting him to take matters into his own hands.
A local branded the spot “remote”, and said it is a known dumping spot for criminals.
However, thanks to tracking technology, the star was able to locate the tractor and trailer.
After spotting the number plate, Jamie was able to track his missing tractor down to a nearby field where it was retrieved.
The chef branded the police response “lukewarm” and claimed officers “weren’t interested” in visiting the site themselves, resulting in the chef and his team retrieving his expensive farming equipment.
The father-of-five said that “two guys” in a “4×4” stole his new trailer and tractor as he took to social media to warn locals in his native Essex about the theft.
“I just wanted to make you all aware there seems to be some confident casual theft going on in and around the village,” he wrote.
“Another local farmer and house in the village also has been broken into. It’s not for me to say who, so it’s well worth being vigilant as ever.”
“Police weren’t interested in meeting us at the crime location where our stolen items had been taken. So I had to send my team there to get it back. Honestly?!,” he added exasperatedly.
He laid into the police for their lack of response into an “active crime”, and also warned of the thieves’ “casual” attitude.
Jamie went on: “I do realise the police are busy but this type of crime is very common. For me, when it’s active crime with good data etc why would you not follow up?
“Anyway no bother we had it all back by 9.30am. There was also other generators and equipment left in the same area undoubtedly from other crimes. So that’s all just letting you know in good community spirit — keep an eye out. The thieves are really confident. They were on site for 35 minutes and not in a rush so we have made some relevant changes so we’re covered in the future.”
The celebrity chef, 45, gave police key information including CCTV footage after the vehicle was raided at his country estateSource:The Sun