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Honeymoon couple left devastated after thieves steal unopened wedding presents and all four wheels from car parked at Heathrow Airport hotel

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 07/06/2018 Tom Powell

A honeymooning couple have been left devastated after thieves broke into their car, stealing all four wheels and their unopened wedding presents while it was parked outside a Heathrow Airport hotel.

Steve Morrisroe, 49, was informed his vehicle had suffered major damage from a break-in and had been left standing on bricks while he was on holiday with his new wife in the Maldives.

He and wife Nicky, 39, had got married in Newark on May 26 before parking their car at the Crowne Plaza hotel at Heathrow a day later and jetting off to the Indian Ocean for their honeymoon.

But four days later he received an email about the break-in from the hotel, including pictures which showed the Audi A6 propped up on bricks, its window smashed in and wing mirror bent.

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Steve Morrisroe and new wife Nicky were informed of the break-in while on their honeymoon in the Maldives

However, the Crowne Plaza Heathrow has said it will not be accepting responsibility for the damage and theft.

Mr Morrisroe, a contract manager from Nottinghamshire, told the Standard his car had suffered “loads of damage”.

He said: “The boot was full of unopened presents and cards, we still don't know what is still there!”

“We have been planning our wedding and honeymoon for three years, funnily enough we even got engaged at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool.

"Everything has been tainted and the hotel just sit behind their policy.”

The car park where the incident took place is monitored by CCTV cameras and security guards 24/7, according to the hotel.

A spokesperson for the Crowne Plaza Heathrow said they were “very sorry” to hear of the incident.

They added: “The hotel team contacted Mr Morrisroe as soon as the damage was discovered and immediately reported the crime to police.

“Prior to using the car park Mr Morrisroe signed a disclaimer clearly stating that the hotel would not be liable for any loss or damage for any vehicle or property.

“The form also stated that valuables should not be left in cars.

"Our hotel team has been working closely with police and has offered every assistance to Mr Morrisroe following the incident.

“We will continue to assist him upon his return to Heathrow.”

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