Suspicious car recovered by police
A CAR with several stolen number plates was recovered by police in Markfield.
The vehicle’s door handles and interior were found doused with white spirit to remove any fingerprints while the driver’s seat was covered with registration plates stolen from vehicles across the county and in Derbyshire.
Market Bosworth Police posted a Facebook Live video of the abandoned car, which had another number plate stuck on top of its rear plate.
Police Constable Rob Cross said in the video: “They’ve made a real effort to cover their tracks while they’ve been out and about offending.”
Officers found bricks in the vehicle’s footwells, which may have been used to smash windows of vehicles or “as missiles towards any pursuing law enforcement”.
PC Cross said: “It’s quite sophisticated because everything is done on computer these days, you can buy the kit to steal a motor vehicle.
“It’ll cost you a few thousand pounds but once you’ve got the kit to do it, you can clone keys and do all sorts.
“It’s tricks of the trade really, but everything’s available online and it’s quite worrying.”
Officers came across the car after it was reported as a suspicious vehicle by a member of the public.