Police hunt 'car cannibals' who stripped £20,000 Mercedes-Benz of nearly all its parts

Joe Gamp
·Contributor, Yahoo News UK
·2 min read
Police are hunting 'car cannibals' after Mercedes Benz was found stripped bare by thieves.  See SWNS story SWMDcar.  The car which was stolen in February was found by police in Birmingham completely stripped, with just the chopped up body frame and windscreen left stradling the road and pavement on an industrial estate. (SWNS)
Police found the luxury car completely stripped, with just the chopped up body frame and windscreen left straddling the road and pavement on an industrial estate. (SWNS)

A stolen Mercedes-Benz car worth more than £20,000 was found stripped of almost all its parts by ‘car cannibals’ in a Birmingham industrial estate.

Police were stunned to find just the shell of the white motor after it had been reported stolen in February this year.

Officers were called to Aston Hall Road in Birmingham on Tuesday where they found the car - minus most of its parts and the roof caved in.

All that remained was the chopped up body frame and windscreen left straddling the road and pavement on an industrial estate.

The Central Midlands Police Group (CMPG) tweeted a picture of the wrecked vehicle, which showed it had been stripped of its wheels, engine, seats, bonnet and interior.

The tweet from CMPG read: “Stolen vehicle from February located in @brumpolice area, and looking a little less....wholesome.

“However - can you guess what it is? Or, was? (No) prize for the first correct guess.”

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Many of the people responding thought they knew the answer, with Rob Horrobin replying: “Merc A Class?

Mercedes-Benz logo
The stolen Mercedes-Benz, which went missing in February, was estimated to be worth more than £20,000. (Getty Images)

One account, Diamond Phoenix, thought they found a clue: “Footplate on passenger door says M Benz.

"The smallest model is the only one that fits.”

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Finally, Simon Andrews added: “They were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!!”

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