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Cars worth £90,000 stolen in early morning raid near Market Drayton

Five cars with a total value of around £90,000 were stolen in a break-in at a second hand car business near Market Drayton.

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Tern Valley Cars. Picture: Google Maps

The owner of Tern Valley Cars, on the A41 at Crickmerry, Wistanwick, are appealing for anyone with information to tell West Mercia Police, who have been informed.

David Turner, who has been in business there for nine years, says the cars were driven off towards the West Midlands following the raid between 3am and 5am on Friday morning.

"We've never had anything like this," said Mr Turner. "We have never had a break-in. We have great security including a CCTV system."

He said the gang used steel saws to get into the premises and did damage but the garage will be opening on Saturday.

"We would ask anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage to contact the police," said Mr Turner, who has more than 45 years personal motor trade experience.

"There would have been lorries going past on the A41 even during that time of the morning and drivers would have seen the lights on and the doors open."

Mr Turner says because of the actions the gang took to break-in means it was an organised raid.

The stolen vehicles are a grey Land Rover Velar, a grey Ford Transit, a red metallic Kia Ceed, a silver Mitsibishi ASX and a grey metallic Ford Ranger.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police confirmed that at just before 8am on Friday they received a report of the burglary and that five vehicles were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to send it to West Mercia Police at quoting incident reference 00072_I_05052023.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

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