Merseyside Police has recovered a stolen car following the execution of a warrant in Halewood this morning (Monday, 25 September).
Officers attended a garage on Abberley Road at 2am as a result of community intelligence and a Volkswagen Golf was seized by police and taken for forensic examination.
The car had been reported stolen in Didsbury, Greater Manchester in March 2016.
Inspector Graeme Robson said: “As a result of intelligence from the community we were able to trace the VW Golf to the garage.
“We recognise the impact having a car stolen has on people. It’s not just the expense of replacing them and paying insurance premiums but also the general day-today inconvenience of not having a car for any period of time.
“We are continuing to work to tackle the problem. Officers have worked alongside analysts to look at hotspot areas for this type of crime across the force and will direct resources accordingly.
“As well as working with partner agencies to tackle this type of crime – for example improving street lighting, we regularly carry out roads policing operations, stopping cars and checking ownership details. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is also employed to help officers detect, deter and disrupt this type of criminality.
“Our neighbourhood teams are also continually working to ensure that safety messages are being reinforced with residents about ensuring their vehicles are safe such as parking in a well-lit area and keeping keys away from letter boxes.”