Stan the Campervan and owner Jenny to be reunited after stolen vehicle found

A stolen campervan which made a cameo appearance in a hit TV show has been reunited with its owner.

Thursday, 18th February 2016, 7:54 am
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2016, 8:00 am

Stan the blue VW campervan has been part of heartbroken Jenny Potter’s family for almost a decade and appeared in This is England 90.

The 31-year-old, of Broomhall, said she returned home on Tuesday evening to find ‘he’ had been stolen from her driveway where the van had been parked.

Jenny’s pleas to find Stan on social media was shared hundreds of times before someone spotted the van and informed police.

Jenny and Stan will be reunited in the next few days.

She posted on Facebook: “I can’t thank you enough for how amazing and supportive all you beautiful humans all over the world have been. It’s really reminded me how incredible this adventure called life is.”

Jenny bought the 1972 bay window crossover VW on a whim from eBay before she could even drive and has travelled through the UK and France in it.

Stan even has his own Facebook page so he can keep his friends updated about his adventures.

The van appeared in This Is England 90 – despite the production team saying it was ‘too clean’.

Jenny said: “They just fell in love with him so much they wanted him anyway. So they painted a rust effect on him which took four people two days to get off.

“I just thought it would be in the background somewhere. But the ‘Hero’ image they used everywhere for the 90s one always had Stan in the background.

“He has got his own personality. Not to sound cheesy but I’ve had so many adventures with him.

“He is a big part of everything I do. And all my future plans revolve around him. I’ve had him longer than I care to think about and it’s like he is a part of my family.”

n Call police on 101 and quote the incident number 1272 of February 16.