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NEWS: Four arrested in connection with Subaru theft

It has been 48 hours of hell followed by joy but Team Japspeed are pleased to report four men have been arrested in connection with the theft of the Japspeed Impreza. We will have more details when they follow (due to ongoing investigations) but this is a MASSIVE positive for the whole team, all our followers and EVERY person who took time out to help search for the car and provide information when it mattered most. In the end, we found the car in Bucklebury Close, Holyport with the help of Thames Valley Police. The car had one side of stickers removed, the rear wings, spoiler, bumper and lights – most of which has already been retrieved back.

‘The support we’ve had has simply been overwhelming’ says Japspeed’s Paul McCallum. ‘For those wondering, the car WAS disabled, however those involved managed to start it while it was left unattended. We’ve been to hundreds of shows and this has never happened before – people usually have respect. It is a shame as it means we will have to be extra vigilant with leaving the car on show for the 99.9% of punters who just want to enjoy the car, but we hope something like this never happens to anyone.’

We will keep you informed when more news arrises on the four connected, but until then we thank everyone for their support and help. The rest of the report can now be found on the BBC website here:

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  1. Mandy Stevens June 14, 2011 at 8:37 am

    So happy for you guys,, you’re incredibly lucky..and to retrieve most of the parts too!! just the best news I’ve heard !!! 😀

  2. Patrick M June 14, 2011 at 8:38 am

    i am glad the car was recovered and they have suspects in custody with connection of the theft, it is a shame that this had to happen and almost ruin such an event with a nice car…it all worked out for the best and getting the ride back

  3. Jennifer Payne June 14, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Fantastic news.. So lucky, cant wait to see it back at shows :)

  4. Caz June 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Fantastic news! Im presuming from that, they were caught in the act?

  5. Lightning Mcqueen June 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

    The Criminal Protection Service will release them on lack of evidence as they always do

  6. Ali Mckenzie June 14, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Happy for you lot!

    Something like this happening is a horrible feeling! But they’ve been caught!!

  7. Wayne Potter June 14, 2011 at 8:59 am

    On behalf of all the staff and members of FORD RST, we are really glad you got the car back, and look forward to seeing it at one of the many shows soon …..



  8. martin radcliff June 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

    i am so happy to see the car back. glad tht there is not much damage to it.they have suspects in custody with connection of the theft, it is a shame that this had to happen and almost ruin such an event with a nice car…it all worked out for the best and getting the ride back

  9. Aaron June 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

    good to see you got it back some grand theift auto c*nts about these days !

  10. Chris Gedge June 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Pillocks. Don’t mess with the internet!

  11. Drew Bailey June 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Brilliant news on its return, but it’d have been nice to be able serve them punishment yourselves, they shud have there hands cut off with a blunt axe


  12. Mark M June 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

    This was posted up on forums across the Internet and all over Facebook within a couple of hours of it going missing. Glad to see its been found relatively intact. Sounds like the Police were on the ball with this one.

  13. D Byng June 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Good stuff that you got it back, lucky result.

  14. sharon June 14, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Brilliant news 😀 feared the worse but glad its back xx

  15. matt phillips June 14, 2011 at 11:28 am

    was taking many many photos of this car at fcs. was by far the highlight of the day for me! so glad you have it back safe and sound and cant wait to see it back drifting again soon!

  16. ryan lyes June 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

    will it be at japfest 2 ?

  17. John Moffatt June 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Brill news Paul…..
    Hope the police now finish what they’ve started!!!
    Many times my coupes been on show’s as all other peoples cars, never thought this would happen!!!

    Regards John