south east ‘hotspot’ for ClassiC Car Crime
After a spate of thefts in the Midlands, thieves are now concentrating on the south east according to experts. A greater density of classics and easy access to ports are the main reasons.
In January this year, five Ford Cortinas were taken from Kent and South London. The classics were stolen between 6 December 2015 to 9 January 2016. Three of the cars, two MkIIIs and a MkV, were taken from roughly the same area in Kent.
More recently, there was a break-in at a yard in Grays, Essex where a 1982 one-owner-from-new Cortina Crusader, a four door MkIII and a two door MkIII were stolen in late February or early March 2016.