Man arrested over stolen merc in West Thurrock

Police located a yellow Mercedes panel van, stolen from Lewisham, in a yard on an industrial site in Motherwell Way, South Stifford this morning.

Also in the yard were a number of other stolen vehicles from the Metropolitan police area.

Essex Car Crime Squad were called to assist and have found a quantity of stolen engines and vehicle parts. Investigations are ongoing.

A 36 year old man from South Ockendon has been arrested on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle. He has been sent to a Metropolitan police station for questioning.

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