Stolen vehicles worth over £1 million recovered

South Yorkshire Police's Road Crime Unit has recovered 125 stolen vehciles worth £1.8 million in the last 12 months.

The team of 25 officers recovered 125 stolen vehicles worth a total of 1,801,240 the equivalent of 4,934 worth of vehicles every day.

The team recovered drugs and other stolen property with a value of 327,150, made 564 arrests and seized 834 vehicles being used without insurance or a valid licence.

Head of Roads Policing in South Yorkshire, Chief Inspector Stuart Walne said: " These results are a testament to the hard work and skill of the officers and staff who police our roads. They also send out a strong message to those who may think that their criminality will go undetected."

In addition, other dedicated road policing officers operating across South Yorkshire recovered a further 1,6489,960 worth of stolen vehicles and property and seized a further 360 vehicles being used illegally.