Officers release images of classic cars as part of fraud investigation
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Officers have released images of three classic cars they wish to find as part of an insurance fraud investigation.
Three cars remain outstanding after a recent day of action:
- Blue Ford MK1 Granada series 1, XL model produced from 1973 to 1977, automatic five-door saloon, a full blue leather interior, AA badge in the front grill – very good condition
- 1960 Rover P5, manual, rear wheel drive, three litre engine size 2995, originally beige with a beige interior in poor condition, possibly restored now and grey in colour
- Blue Ford Granada Ghia, 1976 model, automatic four-door saloon, engine size 2994 – very poor condition
Investigations into car insurance fraud involving classic cars began in September 2020 following the execution of a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at Beveridge Lane, Coalville.
A fully-restored blue Ford Granada was recovered, along with a large amount of cash and number plates connected to other insurance fraud.
Following this work, six warrants were executed at properties across the county and five arrests made.
Warrants were executed at the following locations on Monday 5 July:
- Wigston Lane, Leicester
- Prince Albert Drive, Leicester
- Gallards Hill, Leicester
- Klondyke Gardens, Groby
- Beverdige Lane, Coalville
- Lady Hay Road, Leicester
The following arrests were made for fraud by false representation:
- A 44-year-old man from Coalville
- A 20-year-old woman from Coalville
- A 35-year-old woman from Bagworth
- A 44-year-old man from Leicester
- A 34-year-old man from Leicester
All were released under investigation while officers consult with the Crown Prosecution Service.
Detective Constable Natasha Perkins said: “This was a really good step for our investigations.
“We still have outstanding vehicles we are trying to locate and we asking anyone with any information that might help us find them to please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 21*115273.
You can also visit https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/.