The theft of valuable possessions by Safestore London:
Recently a friend of mine was working in Congo on a humanitarian project. It had been explained to the store that he was unable to make payment until my return to the UK due to my accounts being frozen due to his financial information being hacked into while I was on location. Nevertheless company took it upon itself to sell all of his worldly possessions which had been amassed over many years. These included an extensive collection of valuable art, antiques and furniture etc The total value of these items ran into hundreds of thousands of pounds. He had also offered that the store manager examine in his absence the content and take one or two items as collateral which would have more than covered any debt.
The store claims to have sold the entire contents for just over 2000 which leads one to the conclusion that these goods have been purposely been sold for a tiny fraction of there worth in collusion with the company and a third party. The company failed to provide an inventory of the goods removed from the unit, to whom they where given to, the individual sale prices of any of the items and any form of breakdown.
My friend contacted the company for a full explanation of your actions only to be given a series of completely contradictory explanations and excuses and a virtual demand that he accept their findings.
A police report has been made implicating your company in the theft of his possessions, a further report is to be made with further findings uncovered by two investigative journalists.
The directors of this company are:
Richard Grainger, Non-Executive Chairman
Peter Gowers, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Hodsden, Chief Financial Officer
Frederic Vecchioli, President, UPP
Adrian Martin, Senior Independent Director
Alan Lewis, Non-Executive Director
Keith Edelman, Non-Executive Director
We would strongly recommend that anyone storing goods of any value read this before doing so.