'We're so gutted to lose Jeep, it's part of the family': Classic 1942 vehicle stolen

A CLASSIC military Jeep lovingly restored by a Hebden Bridge family has been stolen.

The rare 1942 Ford Willys Jeep was bought by Robert and John Greenwood's father 40 years ago.

Since then he and his sons have all worked on its restoration.

The old Army Jeep was taken some time between 7.15pm on Monday, February 8, and 10.30am the next day. Neighbours said they thought they heard its distinctive engine sound at around 4.30am.

The Greenwood brothers said they were emotional about the theft from a garage in Castle Gate, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge.

"It's like part of the family," said John.

"We're totally gutted to lose it. It was a one-off.

"We know every bolt of it because we've had every bolt out at some time working on it."

It is dark green and in immaculate condition. Anyone with information about the theft or any witnesses who have seen the Jeep should call police on 0845 6060606 or Crime-Stoppers, where information can be passed on anonymously, on 0800 555111