Quick response in stolen car hunt brings rapid result

A rapid response from Essex Police led to the force locating a car just before 5am today (September 2) – less than an hour after Force Control Room had been told about the stolen vehicle.

It was reported at 4.04 and there was a quick response from dispatchers and the dog section.

Automatic number-plate recognition played a massive role in the action too, and the vehicle was sighted travelling into London at 4.13.

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The Metropolitan Police were then engaged to help in the final part of the hunt, which ended when the vehicle was located just before 5am.

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