A motorist has been left £60,000 out of pocket after a sports car, abandoned after it got stuck in floodwater, was stripped of parts. The luxury Audi RS5 was left in three-foot deep floodwaters, under a railway bridge in Chertsey, Surrey, early last month. Within hours of it getting stuck, near Chertsey, Surrey, on January 2, the windows had been smashed by unknown vandals. But yesterday (Weds), fresh pictures of the 174mph motor reveal the true extent of the damage because someone has nicked the ENGINE.
Thieves appear to have been pilfering all the parts of the sports car which was left up to its wheel arches in Chertsey, Surrey, on January 2.
Within a day the windows had been smashed, but now there is little left of the car.
Surrey Police said they had no record of the car being reported stolen and said it was investigating the incident as a case of criminal damage.
The 4.2 litre engine, alloy wheels, seats, roof and everything inside the car had been liberated over a matter of weeks.
A large boulder was then left on the roof of the vehicle and, by the start of this week, all that remained of the £60,000 car was the shell of what was formerly someone’s pride and joy.
A Lyne resident took the photos of the Audi’s demise, saying: “I first noticed the Audi abandoned in the flooded road on January 2 at about 8am.
“I tweeted a picture mainly to alert people of the road closure.
“Since then I have driven there several times in the hope that the road would open again and watched the Audi gradually deteriorate.
“The windows were smashed, a bollard was placed on its roof and it was generally vandalised.
“Today I found the road open and stopped to inspect the Audi. I was shocked at how much had been stripped from the vehicle.”
Source: Daily Mirror