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Star Wars actor Warwick Davis has sent fans on Twitter into overdrive after appealing for help in tracking down his stolen caravan
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- Warwick Davis appealed to Twitter fans for help in finding stolen caravan
- Actor was inundated with messages of support from his 530,000 followers
- 45-year-old Star Wars star said the caravan was stolen in Cambridgeshire
- He begged thieves for sentimental items in touring caravan to be returned
- Have you seen Warwick's caravan? Call 020 3615 2343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3ft 6' tall actor, who also starred in the Harry Potter films, revealed on social media that his white touring caravan had been stolen in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday night.
The 45-year-old has since sent out at least half a dozen messages calling for members of the public to help locate the Swift Archway Cranford 545 and beg for the 'sentimental items' it contains to be returned.
Star Wars actor Warwick Davis sent fans on Twitter into overdrive after appealing for help in tracking down his stolen Swift Archway Cranford 545 caravan, which he said was taken in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday
In one tweet, he wrote: 'My touring caravan was stolen in Cambridgeshire last night even though it was locked up with hitch & wheel lock! I want to swear... #rotters'.
In another, he added: 'If you stole our caravan or know who did, please can we have the sentimental items back that are of no use to you? Special holiday memories.'
And in one, he posted a picture of his prized caravan saying: 'My stolen caravan: Swift/Archway Cranford 545. Could have headed north or south on A1, stolen on M11 or west A14.'
Catchphrase presenter Stephen Mulhern was among those to show his support after he tweeted: 'Whoever has nicked @WarwickADavis caravan you will be hunted down! Big mistake.'
Asked by DJ Chris Moyles whether there was any news, Davis replied: 'It was spotted heading east of Yaxley, Peterborough towed by blue pickup, sparks flying from a dragging wheel lock.'
One Twitter follower even claimed to have spotted his white vehicle with sparks flying from its locked wheels in the local area.
Fan Lisa Wiles messaged him to say: 'We saw your caravan heading west on Yaxley Main Street last night 9.45pm, towed by a dark pick-up truck, driving too fast!'
In another tweet, she added: 'It was trailing it wheel lock, sparks flowing! Heading towards Farcet, must have gone up Windsor rd/Mere View!'
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The actor took to Twitter to appeal for help in finding the white touring caravan which he said was stolen from Cambridgeshire on Thursday night. He later told DJ Chris Moyles (bottom) it had been spotted near Yaxley
After overwhelming support and hundreds of retweets from fans on Twitter, Davis thanked his 530,000 followers their 'amazing support'.
He said: 'Dear Twitter Friends... Thanks for all your amazing support and help today re. my stolen caravan... you are all wonderful people! x'
Despite the ordeal, Davis even seemed to still be in good spirits when one Twitter user posted a photo of a miniature caravan with the caption 'new security photo released of the theft!'.
In response, Davis said: 'Not funny... but they didn't steal my sense of humour so I'll give you that one. Nicely played!'
The actor, who lives in a village near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, regularly enjoys touring holidays in the caravan with his wife Samantha and two children Harrison and Annabel.
He said that while he would like to see the safe return of the caravan, he is more concerned to get back the 'sentimental items' collected and stored in it.
He told the BBC: 'It's not so much the caravan itself, which did have very special memories for us.
'It's the things we have collected over many years of caravanning – sentimental items, things the kids made. That's the stuff we'd really like back, its nothing else.'
Davis said that while he would like to see the safe return of the caravan, he is more concerned to get back the 'sentimental items' collected and stored within the caravan which include gifts made by his two children
After overwhelming support and hundreds of retweets from fans on Twitter, Davis thanked his 530,000 followers their 'amazing support'. Cambridgeshire Police confirmed it was investigating the theft of a caravan
He added that he was overwhelmed with the support he had received from his fans and celebrity friends on Twitter.
'Everybody just really got behind trying to find it, retweeting and all sorts of things and trying to discover what happened,' he said.
The diminutive actor, who is worth an estimated £5million, is due to appear in forthcoming Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII, following on from roles in two previous instalments of the saga.
He has already played Wicket the Ewok in 1983's Return Of The Jedi and he took the roles of Weazel and Wald in The Phantom Menace in 1999.
Cambridgeshire Police confirmed it was investigating the theft of a caravan.
A spokesman said: 'We have had a report of a caravan being stolen in the Yaxley area between 5pm on Thursday and 12.45pm on Friday. We are investigating.'
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