Sunday 8 January 2012

Graham Norton's London home was burgled on Friday night, resulting in his car being stolen.


The comic returned home in the early hours of Saturday morning to discover that his house had been ransacked and the black Lexus hybrid taken. Hours later, he appealed to listeners of his BBC Radio 2 show to help find the vehicle by reading out its number plate. "I'm a bit distracted but was anybody else broken into last night?" he said. "Anybody else come home to find your house ransacked? It was only stuff and the dogs were fine but I didn't get to bed until very late because I had to wait for the scenes-of-crime unit to come. "It took me an hour before I realised they'd taken my car. I'm not sure well catch them. Shall we have a game of crimestoppers? Shall I give out my registration? It's a big black Lexus and filthy. Its reg is LT59 DDY and there'll be a £5 reward if someone finds it." He later revealed on Twitter that his car had been recovered, although it was "due to the on-board tracker" rather than his radio and Twitter appeal.