Crayford man has thousands of gears gutted overnight
A boxing MC from Crayford has said he would be happy to “step into the ring” with thieves after around Â£ 15,000 of “irreplaceable” fishing gear was snatched from his dungeon overnight.
Duncan Newton, 51, arrived on his land, also in Crayford, earlier this morning to find heartless thugs smashed two Chubb locks and looted his property, some of which he has owned since he was eight years old.
“I got a call from a friend who told me to get down asap.
âThey knew what they were looking for because they chose mine over anyone else’s,â Mr. Newton said.
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Among the stolen goods were a number of expensive, custom-made fishing rods; a Â£ 400 tent designed for long fishing trips; sonar devices; and brand-new fishing rods that belong to her nine-year-old daughter, Emma, ââwho has recently developed a passion for the hobby.
“She will be devastated when I tell her. It is absolutely heartbreaking,” he said.
Geez, a bespoke road with a metal butt cap engraved with the West Ham symbol with the words “BIG DUNC” engraved around it was also nipped in the late night break-in.
In addition to his valuable fishing gear, the thieves also made use of a number of casino tables; a Â£ 1,000 roulette wheel; disco lights; and a range of casino chips, items he rented out for parties as part of his previous business.
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âI spent all day posting pictures on Facebook and calling fishing shops I know that buy old fishing gear.
âYou don’t realize how much these things add up, the total value might even be higher by the time I’m done making the list,â he said.
Some canes belonging to Duncan
Police have been notified of the incident and have been contacted for further information.
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Mr. Newton went on to become a renowned MC and worked on a number of high profile events, including an evening with the audience of Hollywood legend Robert DeNiro.
He is also ready to MC an upcoming event featuring Brave Heart legendary actor and director, Mel Gibson, next November.
List of objects from Duncan Newton’s lot
3 x Harrison Torrix 3lb T / c dyed burgundy in color and with stock caps engraved with the West Ham and Big Dunc logo engraved around the exterior. Plus Marker Float Rod / Reel (Bright Yellow Braid), Weigh Tripod, Fox Flotation Sling, 2 x Mivardi Landing Nets
Avid Dual Layer 1 man bivouac
Mivardi New Dynasty ‘Supa Brolly’ style bivouac
3 Shimano XTD 14000 reels
3 x Fox NTXr horns
Rod pod RAD Angling 3
Lakestar Mini Bait Boat with Built-in Fish Finding Sonar
Lowrance Fish Finder
Daiwa outboard motor and gel battery
Nash Cube backpack with everything inside including the Korda magnetic tackle box inside the bag
Ridgemonkey hard box with Ridgemonkey torch and bivy light inside (plus spare Ridgemonkey bivy light in separate bag)
Mivardi power pack (similar to Ridgemonkey)
Fox Easy XL Rug
Fox 50 “Landing Net
2 x Mivardi float / ledger rods and reels that belonged to Emma
Plus, it loads more non-fishing gear, including a full-size roulette wheel, all associated tokens, and more.
4 x CD boxes in flight cases
2 x disco lasers, 2 x moving disco heads, 2 x twister style disco lights