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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

Statis­tics re­leased by po­lice in April showed that an off-road ve­hi­cle crime­wave had hit the UK – and that at least 120 clas­sic Land Rovers had been stolen that year.

A spate of high-pro­file Land Rover thefts have oc­curred since then. In one, thieves stripped a po­lice Land Rover out­side the po­lice sta­tion in Mar­ket Bos­worth, Le­ices­ter­shire. They man­aged to take all five doors.

In April for­mer Stolen Ve­hi­cle Squad boss Dr Ken Ger­man warned that Land Rovers’ pop­u­lar­ity over­seas and lack of se­cu­rity made them a thief’s dream.

Now he’s warn­ing read­ers of a dif­fer­ent type of theft. He says: ‘ There’s a wor­ry­ing trend of parts be­ing stolen from cars and Land Rovers are so easy to steal from.’

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