Police appeal for information following JLR engine thefts

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West Midlands Police are appealing for information following a “large scale theft” of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) engines.

It is believed the engines were stolen sometime between late night 31 January and the early hours of 1 February from the manufacturers’ Damson Lane site in Solihull.

“An articulated truck is believed to have entered the site twice, each time hooking up to trailers carrying the engines and then leaving again through the gate,” West Midlands Police said in an appeal for information. “The empty stolen trailers have since been located and seized by police.”

In a statement, JLR said: “We can confirm that we are working closely with West Midlands police to investigate the theft of engines from the Solihull manufacturing plant. A reward is on offer to anyone who has information which leads to the successful recovery of these engines.

“It would be inappropriate for us to make any further comment whilst this investigation is ongoing.”

Any information on the whereabouts of the engines or those involved in the thefts should be reported to DS Steve Goult at Solihull Police on 101 ext 891 3039.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111