Police auction Porsche seized from criminal

CHARITIES in Norfolk are set to gain after the local police force was granted the right to auction off property seized from a criminal.

CHARITIES in Norfolk are set to gain after the local police force was granted the right to auction off property seized from a criminal.

Norfolk Constabulary is sending out a clear message to criminals that their highly prized and valuable ill-gotten gains will be seized.

The warning comes after a silver Porsche Boxster was awarded to the police force by Kings Lynn Magistrates Court under the Provisions of the Police Property Act.

The vehicle is now due to be auctioned off to the highest bidder with the proceeds being donated to charitable causes.

The car was originally recovered in May 2008 after its driver was stopped for disqualified driving by police officers who detained the vehicle.

It was found to have false registration plates and has been in police possession since then.

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The Porsche was first sold in 2000 but not legitimately imported into the UK, but following an order of Court, it can now be lawfully sold.

The vehicle has been correctly registered to Norfolk Constabulary and will be sold with full V5, MOT and tax disc. It has also been fitted with several new parts, including new tyres and brakes.

Detective Chief Superintendent Julian Blazeby, said: “The public auction of a Porsche Boxster, seized by Norfolk Constabulary from a criminal sends out a very clear message to those seeking to profit from crime.

“We will track down assets, including cars and where appropriate seek court orders to ensure criminals don't gain from their activity.

“We are now auctioning the Porsche for the public to bid for, with the money raised going to charitable causes. This sends out a very positive message to our local communities.”

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