Further appeal to locate 1960 Rover linked to fraud investigation
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Detectives are issuing a further appeal to locate a 1960 Rover which is linked to an ongoing fraud investigation.
In September 2020 an investigation into car insurance fraud involving classic cars began and in August this year an appeal was issued to trace three vehicles, including the Rover.
One of those mentioned – a blue Ford MK1 Granada series 1 XL – was subsequently found in London.
However, the Rover P5, which is a rear-wheel drive car and has a three-litre engine, has not been located. Although the car was originally beige in colour. Enquiries carried out to date suggest the car has been restored and is now grey. Images of the car have been released in the hope it can be traced.
As part of the investigation, three men – two aged 44 and one aged 34 – and two women aged 35 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of causing fraud by false representation. They were later released under investigation.
Detective Constable Natasha Perkins, the investigating officer, said: “I am appealing directly to classic car enthusiasts to help trace the whereabouts of this vehicle. If you know where it is or have seen it listed for sale anywhere, then please get in touch.
“Any information you have, no matter how significant you think it is, could help us locate the car and in turn assist with the wider investigation.”