Bill Bailey’s tour bus was stolen on Monday… in Liverpool. The comedian was performing at the city's Philharmonic Hall when the Mercedes Sprinter Splitter van was swiped from the car park. The 51-year-old tweeted:
Lively crowd @liverpoolphil last night- shame our tour bus was nicked from outside the venue! So gig not too bad all things considered ..— Bill Bailey (@BillBailey) October 27, 2015
The thieves first gained access to the production room to lift a laptop and the keys before making off with the bus, which had tour merchandise on board.
The comic asked for local help in catching the criminals, making an appeal on his Facebook page.
According to PA, Merseyside Police confirmed they are investigating and are studying CCTV footage. "Merseyside Police can confirm that yesterday (Monday October 26), officers received a report that a Mercedes Sprinter van was stolen from the car park of the Royal Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool, at around 2.30pm,” a statement read.
The statement continued: "Officers believe keys for the van were stolen from an office at the location. Inquiries are ongoing at this time, CCTV is being examined and anyone with information is encouraged to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."