Star's stolen £40,000 Jaguar found

Television host Andrew Castle's luxury car is back outside his home two weeks after it was stolen.

Police returned the £40,000 Jaguar XF after it was taken away from his street in Balham, south London.

Community support officer Graham Brown was on his beat in Norbiton, south-west London, when he saw it abandoned and undamaged.

He said he realised the vehicle was out of place immediately and found it had been stolen after further checks.

Mr Castle, 46, said he did expect to ever see his car again. It had been stolen early on January 6, and found in Waters Square, Norbiton, on January 21.

"I was a bit shocked by the phone call from police as I never expected the car would be found," the former British number one tennis player said.

"I was quickly told that it had been found and it had not been damaged at all. My day just got brighter."

Police are trying to find the thief and Sergeant Andrew Rice, who heads the Norbiton Safer Neighbourhood team, said they had several clues about the identity.

It is believed the thief may have towed the car away or used a low-loader as its keys were not taken.

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