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Force responds to calls from Councillor Glen Miller to save confiscated cars from crusher
7:00am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A Conservative councillor has called for high-value cars seized by police to be spared the crusher.
As the Telegraph & Argus reported on Friday, police in Bradford seized more than 130 cars, some of them high-performance models, during Operation Sabredale, a two-week crackdown on drugs and firearms offences.
The cars were seized because they either had no tax, no insurance or no MOT in place. District Chief Inspector Dan Greenwood warned some of the vehicles could face the crusher.
Leader of the Conservatives at Bradford Council, Glen Miller, said he was concerned to hear cars could be destroyed.
He said: “Common sense suggests that it would be in everyone’s best interests to auction the confiscated cars and use the proceeds as required.”
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman yesterday said cars would be auctioned off where possible and crushing was only one option.
He said: “The message from Operation Sabredale was simply designed to warn criminals involved in drugs and guns of this possibility.”