A man and a woman have been charged following investigations into an alleged car rebirthing operation in Chipping Norton.
In April 2014, police allegedly recovered a stolen vehicle at a mechanical workshop on Barry Road, Chipping Norton.
In May 2014, Roads and Maritime Services investigators allegedly identified a number of rebirthed vehicles with links to the same mechanical workshop.
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The vehicles were seized and underwent forensic examinations.
Strike Force Denny, comprising of officers from State Crime Command’s Property Crime Squad was established to investigate the matter.
About 11.45am yesterday (Wednesday 9 September 2015), following investigations, officers from Strike Force Denny attended the mechanical workshop and arrested a 36-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman.
Following their arrest, a search warrant was executed at the business, with police seizing a number of items that will undergo forensic examinations.
The man and woman were taken to Liverpool Police Station.
The 36-year-old man was charged with facilitate organised car rebirthing activity, deal in proceeds of crime (x11), and carry on the business of a repairer on unlicensed premises (x2). He was refused bail and is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court today (Thursday 10 September 2015).
The 22-year-old woman was charged with deal in proceeds of crime (x3). She was granted conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 30 September 2015.