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Stripped vans found at Walsall chop shop as police spot truck carrying stolen vehicle

A van chop shop has been uncovered after police spotted a truck leaving the site.

Police stopped this lorry when they saw it leaving a reported chop shop in Walsall. Photo: @Trafficwmp

Traffic officers from West Midlands Police spotted a blue MAN flat-bed truck carrying a recently stolen van in Walsall.

A statement on social media from the police division said: "We saw this truck leaving a reported chop shop in Walsall.

"It was stung pre-emptively and the driver was arrested when checks found it was carrying a recently stolen van. We then went to the chop shop & recovered further stolen vans that were being stripped."

The remains of a van found in the chop shop. Photo: @Trafficwmp

Photos posted by officers show a stripped van on the back of the lorry, with another van pictured leaning over and missing an engine, wheels and driver's seat.

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