Northern Ireland

Stolen cars among 16 seized by police in County Down

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Sixteen cars have been recovered by police following a planned search of premises in County Down.

The vehicles, including such makes as BMW, Volkswagen, Citroen, Mercedes, Chrysler and Saab, were seized on Crossan Road, Mayobridge, on Monday.

Police said several of the vehicles are believed to have been stolen. Two BMWs have been confirmed as having been stolen in the Republic of Ireland.

A 29-year-old man who was arrested has been released on bail.

A lorry, tools, engine parts and documents have also been recovered by police.

Det Inspect Will Tate said: "We will now begin the task of identifying and locating owners of the vehicles seized to ascertain if they were in these premises lawfully or unlawfully.

"We have already been able to confirm that two BMWs were stolen in the Republic of Ireland.

"I would appeal to anyone in the community with information to contact us at Ardmore Police Station on the 101 non-emergency number."