Four land rovers detected in shipping container in port of Tilbury

FOUR Land Rovers have been discovered in a shipping container after police were alerted by an owner of one of the stolen cars which had a tracking device inside reports port technology.org.

By using homing signal technology, police were able to track the stolen vehicle and halt it before it was exported from the UK, according to the Stoke Sentinel.

The Land Rovers are worth around £200k in total, and the container was stopped at the port of Tilbury.

Adrian Davenport, Police Liaison Manager for Tracker, the company who provide homing signal technology, said: “The Port of Tilbury, like other major UK ports, has always been a hotspot that criminals use to get stolen vehicles out of the country in a short period of time.

“Thanks to our close working relationship with the police, combined with Tracker’s unique technology, we can help them locate a stolen vehicle even if it is underground, in a garage or [inside] a shipping container.

“In addition, we have just supplied additional police tracking equipment at strategic ports around the UK, so if a customer’s brand new Range Rover Sport ends up dockside there is an even greater chance we will pick it up before it leaves the country.”

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