23rd Apr, 2018

Engine theft from Jaguar Land Rover sparks police appeal

Sarah Mason 16th Feb, 2017

POLICE are appealing for any information regarding a large scale theft of Jaguar Land Rover engines in Solihull.

It is believed the engines were stolen from the Damson Lane site in Solihull sometime between late night on January 31 and the early hours of February 1.

An articulated truck is believed to have entered the site twice, each time hooking up to trailers carrying the engines and then leaving again through the gate.

The empty stolen trailers have since been located and seized by police.

A spokesperson for JLR said: “We can confirm that we are working closely with West Midlands police to investigate the theft of engines from the Solihull manufacturing plant.

“A reward is on offer to anyone who has information which leads to the successful recovery of these engines.

“It would be inappropriate for us to make any further comment whilst this investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the engines or those involved in the thefts should contact S Steve Goult at Solihull Police on 101 ext 891 3039 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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