A 70-year-old widow, Sonia McColl, from Devon, England had a shock of her life when thieves raided her house and rendered her homeless after they lifted her 40-foot, £30,000 static caravan,

Sonia just recently bought the static caravan in Willand, near Cullompton, and for that matter could not insure it. She has been left completely penniless as a result of the lack of insurance.

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She told Daily Mail that “I’m devastated and shocked, I still am, I’m numb. They’ve taken everything I’ve got. I can’t point the finger. I’m staying with some friends at the moment; I don’t know what I’m going to do. If I was told I had to move out of here tomorrow, I would have to throw myself at the feet of the council.”

Sonia added that “I ran a campaign that changed the law so that could not happen anymore. And I’m currently doing one that is trying to stop them taking 10 percent commission when people sell their homes. Consequently, I did have death threats, I used to live in a park home in Dorset, and after losing my husband and dog, I received a number of death threats telling me to abandon what I was doing. My family convinced me to sell my home and move elsewhere, so I put my home up for sale, sold it, and moved to another location just as the campaign was taking off. I moved to Devon.”

The incident reportedly happened between 6 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and 6 am on Thursday, November 23, and the Devon and Cornwall police said they have launched investigations into it.

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“The home would have had to been taken by a specific low loader trailer that is capable of taking a caravan of this size and by someone that knew what they were doing,” police constable Marie Gorfin said. “This is a very high value and emotive crime as the victim is now homeless and clearly distraught. We are urging anyone with information to come forward to police by emailing us via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting CR/102371/17,” the police said.