A JOINER is offering £2,000 in return for his stolen work van and more than £30,000 worth of tools which were in the vehicle when it was taken.

Self-employed Daniel Dainty, of Glen Avenue, Deane, woke up on Tuesday, July 7 to find that his grey Ford Transit van had been taken overnight.

The 34-year-old, who was left “devastated” following the theft, believes it was stolen between 9pm the previous night and 8am on July 7.

Sentimental belongings that were passed on from Daniel’s family were among the goods that went missing.

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Daniel Dainty

Following the theft, Daniel said: “I am devastated. I feel like my world has been ripped from underneath me.

“The van can be replaced but I have been building my tools up for the last 15 years.

"I have built them up a lot over the last six years and I only bought a brand new chop saw worth £1,700 two months ago.

“The people who go and steal tools do not realise the impact on the person and the family they are taking them from.”

Daniel has said a reward of £2,000 will be given for the return of the Transit Custom, which had the registration plate MA66 CVX, as well as his tools.

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Daniel's work van

To contact Daniel about the incident phone 07903 825818 or 07710 611242.

If you have any information about the theft contact police on 101.

A crowdfunding page has also been set up to help Daniel.

To visit the page click here.