Bentley Continental GT

Police sell Bentley Continental GT for £33k

Bentley Continental GTLeicestershire Police is marking five years since it became the UK’s first force to sell stolen goods through an eBay shop by revealing some of the seized assets it has sold.

The ‘stolen-recovered shop’ has raised £1.2 million since opened in September 2009 – and this includes the sale of several seized premium cars.

The headline, reports Mail Online, was a 2006 Bentley Continental GT that sold for just £32,875.

Leicestershire Police also sold an Aston Martin DB9 for £63,000, a Range Rover for £15,500 and a Mercedes-Benz for £7,500.

All proceeds from the eBay shop, which trades goods seized and formally confiscated by courts under the Proceeds of Crime Act, go back into crime-fighting.

And sometimes, it is actually the cars themselves that help tip off the police, adds head of Leicestershire Police’s economic crime unit Paul Wedlock.

“If you know anyone who appears to be living a lifestyle beyond their visible means, we would like to know,” he told Mail Online. 

“We can take both civil and criminal action to be sure they do not benefit from these activities.”

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