Four Men arrested and stolen vehicle parts recovered in Grays

Four Men arrested and stolen vehicle parts recovered in Grays… Four men were apprehended and parts believed to be from stolen vehicles were seized in Grays. Promptly responding to received information, local law enforcement, aided by the Stolen Vehicle Intelligence Unit (SVIU), visited a location on Askews Farm Lane on Monday (12 February).

Stolen Vehicle Parts

Stolen Vehicle Parts Recovered

During the operation, authorities uncovered parts suspected to be from stolen vehicles, along with other items of suspected high value stored in containers. In total officers from the SVIU spent 15 hours at the scene, identifying and recovering the parts.

Three men – two aged 19 and one 25, all from London – were arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. A 49-year-old man from Aveley was also arrested at a separate location as part of the investigation. All four have since been released on bail until 11 April as our enquiries continue.

Stolen Vehicle Parts

Last year the SVIU identified or recovered more than 700 stolen vehicles with a combined value of £27 million.

Since the start of 2021, the team have recovered or identified more than 1,800 vehicles worth £58.5m and investigated 106 chop shops – garages where stolen cars are dismantled or given false identities. If you have any information about a vehicle that’s been stolen please contact the police

Source: Essex Police

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