Stolen car leads police to suspected chop shop in Coventry

Some of the cars seized from Lythalls Lane
-Credit: (Image: West Midlands Police)


A stolen car led police to a suspected chop shop in Coventry. Officers took action after receiving a call about a suspected stolen vehicle.

They swooped on an un-named site in Lythalls Lane. While there, they found eight cars which were unlocked and damaged. After carrying out checks, it was revealed that four of the cars were stolen within the last four months.

Officers arranged for them to be seized for further examination. Aware that vehicle theft is a crime that causes misery for communities locally, the police team stressed that they are taking action.

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But they have urged anyone with any information or intelligence about vehicle thefts or suspected chop shops to let them know. "We know how stressful and inconvenient it is when vehicle crime happens," said West Midlands Police. "That is why we are more determined than ever to crack down on car thieves and the chop shops where they work.

"We carry out regular warrants and operations across Coventry, acting on any intelligence we receive. If you know anything about vehicle thefts, break-ins and criminal damage, contact us via LiveChat or 101 and tell us what you know.

"If you'd rather remain anonymous, you can tell Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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