Arrests made at suspected Shirley chop shop - The Solihull Observer

Arrests made at suspected Shirley chop shop

Solihull Editorial 26th Apr, 2024   0

TWO men have been arrested in Shirley after a vehicle that had been stripped was found at a suspected chop shop.

Police were called to a lock-up on Tanworth Lane on Tuesday afternoon (April 23) after a stolen van was tracked there.

Two men aged 46 and 40 were arrested.

Police found a large amount of car parts, which are being examined to see if their origins can be traced.

Detective Inspector Mark Heard, from Solihull Local Policing Area, said: “We know the inconvenience and frustration car theft and car cannibalism can cause and we are determined to take action against this type of crime.

“Closing down a suspected chop shop like this is a great result, but we know there is more of this kind of crime happening out there.

“That is why we need the help of the public to identify more of these sites and take action.

“If you think there is a chop shop where you live, or you have heard of suspected stolen car parts being sold, please get in touch with us via Live Chat or 101.

“This helps us build a picture of where these criminals are taking and distributing stolen car parts, which helps our investigations hugely.”


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