Did you see cars being dumped?

POLICE have launched a hunt for thieves who stole a car from Clevedon town centre and then parked it in the River Yeo. The Metro was stolen from Teignmouth Road

POLICE have launched a hunt for thieves who stole a car from Clevedon town centre and then parked it in the River Yeo.The Metro was stolen from Teignmouth Road during the early hours of January 27 and then dumped in the river by the car park and football pitch at Hazel Close.Before dumping the car, the thieves raced it around the car park and nearby sports ground, causing damage to the football pitch.Recovery crews spent five hours using specialist lifting equipment to remove the vehicle and while doing so, discovered a Ford Fiesta in the water which had been reported stolen in Clevedon in April 2005.The dumped car was discovered by a dog walker who reported it to police.Clevedon community beat officer PC Phil Kinsella said: "Where the car was dumped is a residential area and the riverbank is lined with properties."There is a very good chance someone heard or saw something when this car was dumped and I would like anyone with information to contact us."PC Kinsella is also now in negotiations with North Somerset Council in a bid to get bollards at the entrance of the football pitch and riverbank in a bid to stop further cars being dumped there.Anyone with information about the theft should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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