A Land Rover belonging to a much-loved charity in Devon has been stolen.

The Defender was an essential piece of kit for The Donkey Sanctuary.

It was stolen from a garage forecourt in Sidmouth sometime between 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 25 and 8.30am the following morning.

It had been awaiting a small repair.

The vehicle is a 2001 Land Rover Defender 90 TD5 with the registration number WJ51 KZG.

South West Farmer:

It is green and has a white hardtop roof.

Staff used it daily at the sanctuary as it was an essential tool in helping to care for the charity’s rescued and relinquished donkeys.

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Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating the theft and ask anyone with information to call them on 101 quoting the log number 384.