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Anthea Turner has bag stolen from her car in third theft in 2 months

Amy Johnson
·2-min read
Anthea Turner attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day on May 20, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Anthea Turner attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Anthea Turner has said she's been the victim of three thefts in two months after her car was broken into and a holdall was stolen from it last week.

It comes after the TV personality put out a social media plea for her bike to be returned to her back in August as it was taken from outside a church in Fulham.

The 60-year-old, who also had a phone taken recently, posted pictures of her taken belongings to Instagram.

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There’s a latin phrase "omne trium perfectum" everything that comes in three is perfect. Well not ‘Perfect’ but maybe it ends my thieving bad luck? After years and years of theft free living in the spate of 2 months my beautiful locked Boardman Ladies bike was pinched from outside a church in Bishops Park Fulham, my iPhone from my bag in a swimwear shop on The Kings Road and last week the back screen of my car was smashed in and the thieves retrieved a holdall from the boot. Petty UK crime stats are CRAZY - 1,222 phones a day are pinched over a quarter of a million bikes a year are stolen, with the same number of cars being broken in to. And guess what? The figures are going up. On no occasion was I negligent I was just going about my ‘life’. Last Tuesday I’d been working and had a few things with me on the way home called into a restaurant in Richmond with Mark to meet up with Amelia and Claudia - think I was being watched - got out of the car and popped my bag out of sight into the boot, taking just my handbag with me, all very normal. There was nothing in the bag instantly saleable just personal effects which meant something to me especially the Mulberry bag and Filofax which I’d bought in the 90’s when I started earning a bit of money. Coat, makeup hairdryer, brushes, glasses, shoes, etc all the girl stuff. After a lovely evening catching up we returned to a horrific mess and my things gone. There are worse things that happen I know, but the violation of your world is emotionally disturbing and the sadness you feel not just for yourself but all of our lives is sickening. We have to take our personal security up a notch NEVER assuming your possessions are safe in the ‘normal’ way. But we need help, more CCTV cameras that are freaking working are a must and for bikes sophisticated racks that lock your bike in. DYK thieves use portable angle grinders that get through a D-locks in minutes? Yes it’s that bad. So many trips I’d happily make on my bike but now hesitant because I’m scared of it being nicked - There are some badly wired humans out there who want to steal bits of your life and our vulnerability to them is getting worse. 🤬😱 #theft

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Reflecting on the situation, she said: "There’s a latin phrase "omne trium perfectum" everything that comes in three is perfect. Well not ‘Perfect’ but maybe it ends my thieving bad luck?

"After years and years of theft free living in the spate of 2 months my beautiful locked Boardman Ladies bike was pinched from outside a church in Bishops Park Fulham, my iPhone from my bag in a swimwear shop on The Kings Road and last week the back screen of my car was smashed in and the thieves retrieved a holdall from the boot."

Turner said she had not been "negligent" at any point and that the thefts had taken place while she was going about her "life".

She detailed that she had gone with fiancé Mark Armstrong to meet ex-husband Grant Bovey’s daughters, Claudia and Amelia, only to return to find the car's back window smashed and her things gone.

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On the contents of the holdall, she explained: "There was nothing in the bag instantly saleable just personal effects which meant something to me especially the Mulberry bag and Filofax which I’d bought in the 90’s when I started earning a bit of money."

She went on to describe the thefts as a "violation of [her] world", adding that it was "emotionally disturbing".

This year was due to see Turner tie the knot with Armstrong, however, they have been forced to postpone their nuptials because of the coronavirus.

It will be the third marriage for the former Blue Peter host who was married to Bovey from 2000 until 2015 and DJ Peter Powell from 1990 to 1998.

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