Ilford men under investigation in connection with ‘stolen’ work van with fake plates

PUBLISHED: 16:26 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:29 27 July 2018

Officers believe the van was stolen in London. Picture Kent Police

Officers believe the van was stolen in London. Picture Kent Police

Chief Constable Kent Police

Two Ilford men have been arrested and released under investigation after police found a van with fake number plates.

Officers responding to reports of suspicious activity on an industrial estate in Kent found a Mercedes Sprinter van on Tuesday (July, 24) with counterfeit details.

The vehicle was parked next to an “insecure workshop” and officers believe the Mercedes was stolen.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “The van and a quantity of power tools from inside the workshop were seized.

“On examining the vehicle, it was found to be displaying fake number plates and was suspected to have been stolen from London in June.”

The Ilford men, aged 41 and 33, were previously arrested on suspicion of theft.

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