Edinburgh crime: Police contact Met Police after tracking down car in Edinburgh which was stolen from London

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Edinburgh officers contact Met Police after tracking down stolen vehicle

A car which was stopped by police in Edinburgh has been seized after officers discovered it had been stolen in London days before.

Officers from Edinburgh Road Police were on patrol at around 6.30pm on Monday, May 1,when they stopped a vehicle in Queensferry Road. After carrying out checks, police said they discovered that the car had been stolen three days earlier in London. Officers seized the vehicle and alerted the Met Police. Detectives said that “enquiries are ongoing”.

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In a social media post, Road Policing Scotland wrote: "Edinburgh Road Policing were on patrol this afternoon and stopped this vehicle. After checks were carried out, it revealed that the vehicle was in fact stolen three days prior in the London area. Vehicle seized and enquiries on-going with @metpoliceuk.” A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Around 6.30pm on Monday, 1 May, 2023, officers stopped a stolen vehicle on Queensferry Road, Edinburgh. The vehicle was recovered and enquiries are ongoing.”