Vodafone Automotive helps actor Richard E Grant recover his stolen Land Rover
Actor Richard E Grant thanks eagle-eyed Vodafone Automotive employee, George Taylor, for helping him find his stolen car.
When actor Richard E Grant had his expensive Land Rover Discovery stolen from in front of his house this week, he put out a plea for help on Twitter.
George Taylor, who works for Vodafone Automotive, spotted the tweet and realised the car could have a vehicle tracker installed. So George suggested Grant contact Vodafone Automotive to see if they could help.
Grant contacted our Burnley-based Secure Operating Centre, and, by pure coincidence, it turned out that his vehicle was fitted with a Vodafone Automotive tracking system that had been deactivated.
The Hollywood actor, star of films such as Withnail and I and Can You Ever Forgive Me, immediately paid to reactivate the tracker. The police were alerted and, within a couple of hours, the car was returned to its grateful owner.
Richard E. Grant✔@RichardEGrantHUGEST THANK YOU to George Taylor @GTVodaAuto for alerting me to tracking device on my car which was stolen & to Dan @metpoliceuk for calm & expert advice when he met me. Grateful to have my car back so soon, albeit a bit ‘bashed’! Darth Vader to Villainy.
213 people are talking about this“I had Tweetdeck open on my computer and I saw Richard E Grant’s tweet about his stolen car almost as soon as it was posted,” George tells Vodafone UK News. “It’s exciting when you’re able to reunite a customer with their pride and joy!”
“When I first saw the tweet, I thought we might be able to help – so I suggested he call in to our team – just in case – and it was pure chance his car was previously fitted with one of our tracking boxes.
“What isn’t chance is that, after making the box live again, we were able to find the car. I’m very proud that we have excellent recovery rates for the vehicles we track. It’s what we do, and we do it very well.”