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Two shipping containers containing stolen vehicles intercepted by Essex Police

TWO shipping containers containing stolen vehicles have been intercepted, thanks to the work of our Stolen Vehicle Intelligence Unit.

Officers from the Stolen Vehicle Intelligence Unit (SVIU) intercepted two shipping containers containing stolen vehicles which were ready to be sent overseas, on Tuesday 5 September. So far this year, the team have intercepted over 60 containers of stolen cars and stolen parts.

Six stolen vehicles including Bentleys, Lexus and Land Rovers stolen from locations in Essex, Thames Valley and London were discovered in the containers following joint ongoing work at the ports.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Blakesley, explained; “We’re determined to tackle vehicle theft and target those behind this type of organised crime.

“We’ll do all we can to disrupt their activities by using and sharing intelligence with colleagues, partners and other forces and targeting the use of road networks in an effort to make Essex a hostile place to commit vehicle crime.

“In this case, the vehicles are all high value cars, but we know the theft of a family car or business vehicle has a detrimental effect on those owners too and we are dedicating time and resources to target criminals committing any form of vehicle crime.

“I’d ask the public, if you have information that could help us locate a stolen vehicle or identify those concerned in vehicle crime, then please get in contact with us.”

If you can help us, you can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively, you can call us on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to make an anonymous report, you can contact independent charity on Twitter at @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

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