Band Palace have tour van stolen during Leeds gig at Belgrave Music Hall

Band Palace had their van stolen after playing a gig at The Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds.
Band Palace had their van stolen after playing a gig at The Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds.

Band Palace had their tour van stolen while playing a gig in Leeds.

They were playing at Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen when the Splitter van was stolen from a car park near the venue.

The three-piece were playing between 8pm and 11pm before realising their van was missing on Wednesday, February 19.

Equipment and instruments had not been put back in the van yet however the band members lost passports, bags and other items.

The trio - which consists of Leo Wyndham, Matt Hodges and Rupert Turner - issued a plea for information on social media.

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They shared this message on their Instagram account @WeArePalace: “Leeds you were incredible. Thank you. Our night sadly has been tarnished by the fact that someone has stolen our Splitter van from a car park near the venue.

“We had passports, bags and other important things in there. Luckily no equipment was in the van yet.

“But if anyone has seen anything or knows anything - or seen our van (number plate CK63NLL) driving around please get in contact. Very sad and disappointing that this has happened.

“But thank you again to the lovely people in the audience for making it so special.”

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A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at about 11.49pm on Wednesday to a report of the theft of a Mercedes Sprinter van registration CK63NLL from a car park on Templar Street, Leeds.

"It is believed the theft took place between 4.30pm and 11.40pm and anyone who saw what happened of has information is asked to contact Leeds District Police on 101 referencing crime number 13190094376.”

The band released their debut album “So Long Forever” in 2016 and are currently touring the country.

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