Stolen cars discovered by officers in Doncaster 'chop shop'

Date published: 19 September 2023 07:30
Dated: 19 September 2023 08:25:24

An investigation is under way after the discovery of a significant number of stolen vehicles and car parts at a 'chop shop' in Doncaster.

While tracking a stolen Land Rover earlier this month, officers located a farm building in the Sprotbrough area of the city.

Inside, they found a large amount of stolen car parts, as well as three stolen vehicles comprising two Land Rover Defenders and a KTM 350 motorbike.

They also discovered vehicle parts relating to a black VW Transporter camper van, a number plate relating to another VW Transporter and an engine and chassis belonging to a Land Rover.

PC Yvonne Loveridge of the Doncaster North Neighbourhood Team said: "A chop shop is the term used to describe a place where stolen cars are taken apart so that their parts can be sold separately.

"Car and vehicle theft has a huge impact on people and their livelihoods. This is a great find by the team which has led to the recovery of stolen vehicles and parts, and we are delighted to be able to reunite victims of these thefts with their stolen cars and motorbike.

"This is a crime we take very seriously, and we will work with other forces to continue locating these chop shops and disrupting their activities.

"I would urge anyone with information about crimes of this nature to contact us immediately."

Enquiries are ongoing and detectives are investigating the nature and circumstances of this incident. If you are concerned about crime in your area, you can reach out to our officers by contacting them on 101 or calling 999 in an emergency.

Inside Doncaster 'chop shop'

Officers found stolen vehicles and parts inside a 'chop shop' in Doncaster

Three stolen vehicles were located

Three stolen vehicles were located inside the 'chop shop'

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