Suspected chop shop discovered in Great Barr, Birmingham

Two Range Rovers and a Ford Focus that had all recently been stolen were found at the ‘chop shop

Police discovered a suspected chop shop in Birmingham on Thursday morning (24 November).

Officers were called to reports of a break-in at the site in Great Barr at around 8.45am.

Two Range Rovers and a Ford Focus that had all recently been stolen were found at the location. One man was arrested and taken into custody.

The seizure of the stolen vehicles and arrest comes after five people were arrested from another discovered ‘chop shop’ in Birmingham.

Another five were also arrested and charged for vehicle offences after being intercepted by the Vehicle Crime Task Force (VCTF) who were set-up in response to rising vehicle theft across the region.

What has West Midlands Police said about the discovery?

Sergeant Adam Ridout, from the Vehicle Crime Task Force, said: “Acting on information from the public is what led to this discovery this morning.

“If something doesn’t feel right, get in touch because your information does make a difference.

“Chop shops like these provide a market for car thieves. They take in stolen cars, strip them and try to mask their identities… and often within just a few hours of them being taken.”