"Police have refused to recover a stolen vehicle from a travellers' camp because of the danger.
When Christopher Sims had his white van stolen from outside his house, officers told him they had an idea who might have taken it.
But Gloucestershire Police insisted they could not take any action as it would be ill-advised to visit the site because of the strong criminal element who lived there.
Mr Sims, 46, said: 'They said they were sympathetic but couldn't risk putting officers' lives at risk."
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