POLICE seized a collection of cars following a three-day forensic search of a South Derbyshire business – which saw two men arrested.
Officers from Derbyshire Police removed dozens of items from Swadlincote Motor Services, in Woodhouse Street, Woodville, including an array of cars and even a forklift truck after being led to the firm following reports of a suspicious vehicle being located at the premises.
Two men, a 23-year-old from Burton and a 49-year-old from Swadlincote, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and have both now been released on police bail.
Investigating officers revealed that dozens of items taken from the premises were now being examined as part of a ‘detailed and ongoing’ operation.
Recovery vehicles lined the street outside the premises to remove the cars and other items, while dozens of police officers combed over the inside of vehicles and undertook a detailed search of the inside of the premises.
A spokesman for the forced told the Mail: “We can confirm that a major three-day search of premises in Woodville was undertaken by several officers following reports of a suspicious vehicle.
“Two men were arrested as a result of this information on suspicion of a theft of a motor vehicle and, after being interviewed, have now been released on police bail.
“Several items, including a large number of vehicles have been taken from the premises as part of the ongoing investigation for further examination.
“Officers are continuing to investigate this matter and would urge anyone with information to get in touch as soon as they can on 101 or via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.”
Despite attempts the Mail, the owners of Swadlincote Motor Services could not be contacted for a comment.