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'World's longest convoy of stolen goods' driven near Shipston

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'World's longest convoy of stolen goods' driven near Shipston

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Monday, 16 May 2022

Warwickshire Police

Excellent work by police officers led to a huge discovery of stolen vehicles - in fact they joked that the recovery of the goods led to the 'world's longest convoy of stolen goods' worth £100,000.

The amazing find happened last Thursday (May 12) when officers at the Warwickshire Rural Crime Team (RCT) went to the outskirts of Shipston on Stour, to make enquiries about an unrelated matter.

While conducting their enquires, officers spotted a Toyota Hilux parked up next to a pair of Ifor Williams horse boxes.

The Toyota had recently been reported to police as acting suspiciously near horse trailers at a Gloucestershire farm.

"With this information we looked a little closer and discovered that the Hilux itself was displaying a false VRM plate and that the true vehicle VRM was recorded as stolen from Gloucestershire," said the Warwickshire Rural Crime Team.

Officers then made multiple enquiries with different agencies and registers to confirm that both horse boxes were also recorded as stolen.

A third Ifor William's tipper trailer, in company with an Avondale Dart Caravan, were next to be confirmed as stolen from Gloucestershire.

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