Thousands respond to Gary Lineker's Twitter appeal for mum's stolen car

Gary Lineker Ex-footballer Gary Lineker took to Twitter to trace his mum's stolen car

Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to try and trace his mother's stolen car.

The TV presenter and ex-England footballer blasted the "rotter" who had taken the car, a silver Vauxhall Corsa, on Friday evening.

He said the theft happened after his mother, Margaret, had received dialysis treatment in the Stoneygate area of Leicester.

His tweet was retweeted by followers more than 12,000 times within minutes.

Match of the Day frontman Lineker, who turned 53 on Saturday, offered a reward for the return of the car and urged his followers to call police with information.

He said a number of personal possessions had been inside the car at the time as his mum had been moving house.

He added: "The poor woman is heartbroken".

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