Police have discovered a number of stolen cars following a search of a suspected chop shop in Dudley. 

West Midlands Police made the find at an industrial unit on Plant Street, Wordsley, on Monday (February 26) when officers from the Brierley Hill neighbourhood team conducted an emergency warrant. 

Inside they discovered a BMW that had been stolen during a house burglary in Kingswinford on February 16. 

The BMW had been stripped of its engine and other parts and was found alongside a number of other stripped-down cars that officers believe to be stolen. 
Specialist forensic officers have examined the scene and our enquiries into the thefts are continuing.

Neighbourhood Policing manager, Inspector Michelle Allen, said: "We know that vehicle crime has a distressing and disruptive impact on people’s lives and livelihoods.

"We’re committed to tackling the issue and will follow lines of enquiry to identify and arrest offenders. That includes clamping down on those involved in chop shops and the illegal trade in spare parts. 

"Car thieves know they can profit from these operations so I’d urge anyone who suspects a chop shop is operating near them to inform us so we can cut off these lines of business.”
Tell-tale signs of a chop shop could include noise coming from units late at night or in the early hours of the morning, vehicles that look out of place going into workshops and not coming back out, large amounts of car parts being stored including in gardens, shipping containers in unusual locations, expensive items such as engines and gearboxes outside workshops and high-value vehicles in and around workshops/units where they just don’t fit in

 To report any suspicions please contact West Midlands Police either via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101 anytime.