Three men arrested in connection with 'car cannibal' thefts

Three men have been arrested in connection with so-called '˜car cannibal' type thefts in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 8:40 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:52 pm
Police have arrested three men in connection with the car thefts.

The arrests are in connection with 10 incidents which have taken place since October, in Glossop, Bamford, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Dove Holes, Hathersage, Bakewell and Matlock.

Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Golf models had been targeted in these incidents.

So-called ‘car cannibal’ type thefts are when parts of a vehicle, such as their bumper, bonnet, lights, number plates and other pars, are taken while it is parked up.

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The men, aged 36, 32 and 26, are from the Sheffield area.

They have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.