Van bought "off some bloke on Facebook" was the vehicular equivalent of a "patchwork quilt"

This Ford Transit is an example of why you should do your due diligence when buying a used vehicle, particularly from 'some bloke on Facebook'.

The South Yorkshire Police Operational Support team reported the registration on this vehicle came back to a Transit, which had a doppelganger elsewhere in the country.

The visible chassis numbers didn't relate to anything, and certainly didn't match the displayed registration; and the stamped number on the chassis was to something else yet again.

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The vehicle was seized by police

It was the vehicular equivalent of a patchwork quilt.

The vehicle was seized for some further enquiries and the driver was left severely out of pocket.

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