A driver has been left infuriated after his car was stolen from a Bolton NCP – before his calls for help weren’t returned. Dad-to-be Jamie Hoole parked up his Ford Fiesta ST on the Deane Highway multi-storey car park at 12.56pm final Thursday (March 31), believing the constructing was safe for his satisfaction and pleasure.
However after returning to the car park at 3.09pm – and paying for his parking session – he realised the Ford had disappeared. Jamie reported the theft to Larger Manchester Police and contacted NCP for help within the days that adopted, however says he was given no data again.
“I returned to the car park and I couldn’t find my car anywhere,” Jamie informed the Manchester Night Information . “I had to go searching for half an hour – it is all on break up ranges so it’s kind of tough to know the place you’re.
“However an NCP attendant got here spherical and so they couldn’t discover it both. At that time I realised it had gone.”
As drivers need to have paid for their parking before leaving the car park, Jamie says the NCP worker told him the person who stole his car must have pressed the intercom for help leaving the building. It left Jamie believing that NCP had ‘just let them out’ with his Fiesta.
Jamie, 33, stated: “I couldn’t believe it. The prices that NCP charge are steep. The reason I go there is because it’s more secure than one that’s outside, but then I get told they have probably just let them out with my car without checking anything or asking for ID.”
Frustration solely grew for engineering supervisor Jamie, from Darwen in Lancashire, within the days that adopted. After reporting the incident to GMP on the identical day, Jamie says he heard nothing again from the pressure till contacting them once more on-line yesterday.
He was contacted on Fb by somebody who stated that they had noticed Jamie’s Ford, however as he went out to see it, the car ‘shot off’. Even after believing the car had been noticed, Jamie didn’t get a response from police.
Jamie says he was ultimately informed an officer had not been assigned onto the case till Monday, and so they had been off for two days since. NCP says it was contacted by GMP with a request to view CCTV of the incident as we speak (April 7).
The incident has taken its toll on Jamie, whose girlfriend is pregnant with their first baby. He added: “It’s left us in a difficult position. The baby’s due next month, we’re looking to buy a house, we’ve got no car and we’re also having to wait for a pay-out now from insurers.”
As effectively as GMP, Jamie says he contacted NCP with a request for the CCTV, however the firm had not responded to him. Since being approached by the M.E.N. , NCP confirmed that the one that stole Jamie’s car had not used the intercom to depart the constructing, however had adopted one other driver carefully behind by the barrier.
A spokesperson for NCP stated: “We can confirm that we have today received an official police request for CCTV and so have arranged a visit for the police to view this footage. We have already reviewed the footage in preparation of an official request, and we can see that the vehicle left the car park by tailgating a white vehicle in front of it.
“The driving force of this automobile didn’t press any button or have any communication with our intercoms. It’s all the time regarding when an incident like this occurs and we’ll do all we are able to to help the police of their investigation.”
Anyone with information about the incident can contact GMP by calling 101, or report it online at the force’s website, using reference number 1873 of March 31, 2022. Details can also be passed on to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.
GMP was approached for comment.