Police have seized a £140,000 Mercedes after it was spotted being transported through Surrey. The vehicle is believed to have been stolen from Birmingham.
Surrey Police say the car had its index plates removed and had been sprayed a different colour when it was spotted being transported in Cranleigh. It has now been recovered for forensic examination.
A Surrey Police spokesperson said: "Surrey Police were asked to assist colleagues from West Midlands Police to try and locate a vehicle reported as stolen from Birmingham that was thought to be in the Surrey area. Despite having had its index plates removed and being sprayed a different colour, it was spotted being transported in Cranleigh by officers from the Waverley Safer Neighbourhood team. The transporter pictured is police arranged, not the one it was originally on.
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"The car in question is a limited edition high performance Mercedes C63 worth in the region of £140,000 which has now been recovered for forensic examination. Enquiries are ongoing between both forces."
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