Chop shop found in Shirley - The Solihull Observer

Chop shop found in Shirley

Solihull Editorial 23rd Jan, 2023   0

A CHOP shop operation was uncovered in Shirley during a raid carried out by West Midlands Police.

The force said it found several vehicles and engines believed to have been stolen during the warranted search of a farm.

Four men were on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

The men aged 23 to 38 were questioned with the 23-year-old also under suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and class A drugs.

Officers also found five shipping containers with heavy duty locks which are currently being searched.

The first one opened has already revealed Audi car parts.

Vehicle theft is a top priority for West Midlands Police and to tackle this it has created a specialist Vehicle Crime Taskforce to stop thieves who not only cause huge inconvenience but risk livelihoods across the region.

The Taskforce has expertise from officers with local knowledge to experienced detectives who are working alongside our existing teams, such as traffic officers and local neighbourhood officers, to catch offenders.

For more or to report anything contact police on 101 or visit

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