Stolen BMW with false plates recovered in East Ham

PUBLISHED: 09:02 01 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:27 01 September 2016

The stolen BMW M3 was found in Langdon Avenue, East Ham (Pic: Twtter/@TrackerPolLias)

The stolen BMW M3 was found in Langdon Avenue, East Ham (Pic: Twtter/@TrackerPolLias)


A stolen sports car with false number plates was recovered in East Ham yesterday afternoon.

The silver BMW M3 convertible had been reported missing from a home in Harrow a week before, but was found by police in Langdon Avenue at about 2.45pm.

The car, which is worth about £30,000 ,will now be re-united with its owner having been stationary in the road for several days

Andy Barrs, head of police liaison for vehicle tracking company TRACKER, insists it can be difficult finding stolen cars without their original registration numbers.

“The chances of it being stopped in a city the size of London are pretty small,” he said.

“Once it’s got the new plates on it’s pretty hard to find without a tracking device.

“Sometimes people will leave it somewhere for a bit, see what happens and then put it on Autotrader or something.

“We see a lot of cars like this stocked up in Tilbury ready to be sold elsewhere.”

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