A CAR KEY burglary in West Yorkshire has been linked to a suspected 'chop 'shop' in Nottinghamshire.

The car which had been stolen had been tracked to an address in Retford and officers from Nottinghamshire Police were alerted.

Following this intelligence, officers obtained a warrant for an address in Westfield Road in Retford, where car parts and stripped down cars were found.

A man was arrested following the discovery of the suspected ‘chop shop’, where cars are taken apart and sold for parts.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Moore, who is investigating the incident, said: “A chop shop is a place where stolen cars and broken down into parts, which are either added to other cars or sold, often on online marketplace websites.

“The use of chop shops is clearly something we want to tackle as part of our work to disrupt the market for stolen cars. We know what an impact it has on someone when their car is stolen, which is why we work together with other forces to take action when there is information about a stolen vehicle.”

  • A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary following the incident.