Time to call the Fat Controller! Thieves steal 40ft-long Thomas the Tank engine train by breaking into seafront shipping container
- Burglars have stolen a 30ft-long Thomas the Tank Engine train in Clacton, Essex
- Police said it is thought a lorry may have been used to remove the vehicle
- The distinctive attraction was taken from a shipping container on the seafront
Police have launched an investigation after a 30-foot long Thomas the Tank Engine train was stolen from a shipping container in a popular seaside resort.
The distinctive attraction, which has an orange canopy and two passenger carriages, was taken when thieves broke into the seafront contained in Lowestoft, Suffolk Police said.
Baffled residents flocked to Twitter to discuss the strange theft.
One social media user wrote: ‘What will the thieves do with it? Repaint it and try their luck in Clacton?’
The distinctive attraction, which has an orange canopy and two passenger carriages, was taken from a shipping container which was broken into at the seafront in Lowestoft, Suffolk police said
Police said it is thought a lorry may have been used to remove the vehicle.
The incident off Kirkley Cliff Road, between Kensington Gardens and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, happened between 4.30pm on Tuesday and 10.45am on Wednesday.
Anybody who witnessed what happened or has information about where the land train is are asked to call Lowestoft police on 101 quoting reference 40241/18.