Fears of chilling new outbreak of tourists being GASSED by burglars as OAP and grandsons are poisoned in campervan in France

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A PENSIONER and his two grandsons were gassed by thieves as they slept in a campervan – sparking fears of a chilling new trend.

Jim Timms, 81, and Ben Wardle and Ricky Tavis, both 30, had stopped over in a truck stop in Montpellier when the horror unfolded.

 Jim Timms and his grandsons Ben Wardle and Ricky Tavis believe they were gassed by thieves in FranceSWNS:South West News Service Jim Timms and his grandsons Ben Wardle and Ricky Tavis believe they were gassed by thieves in France

The trio were gassed by burglars, who raided the campervan and even stole Jim's watch from under his pillow as he lay unconscious.

They also made off with Ricky's cards and cash and abandoned the wallet by the side of the road as Ben awoke and sensed someone else in the caravan.

Jim, from Whitminster, Glos, said: "We were all gassed. My grandson Ben raised the alarm at about 4am in the morning.

"He had to really shout to wake us up.

 The burglars raided the campervan as they slept at a truck stopSWNS:South West News Service The burglars raided the campervan as they slept at a truck stop

"Ben was sick straight away and we all had a dry mouth and a nasty taste in our mouth when we woke up.

"Other people need to be aware that this sort of thing is happening."

They believe the thieves released the gas through the vent in the camper van – sparking fears of a new outbreak of tourists being gassed by burglars in France after a string of similar raids.

Former Arsenal footballer Patrick Vieira said he and his family were knocked out by gas during a 2006 raid on their home in Cannes.

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