Theft of number plates
Date Published: 04/09/2012
If the number plates are stolen from your vehicle you should report it straight away – you might start receiving parking fines, speeding fines or worse as number plates are used to disguise the identity of vehicles used in a wide range of crimes.
Thefts from vehicles are significantly under reported.
Stolen plates are used by criminals to:
Change the identity of stolen vehicles so they can be sold.
Disguise vehicles used in activities like ram – raiding or driving from petrol stations without paying.
Evade congestion charges, parking and speeding fines.
If Your Plates Are Stolen.
Contact the Police immediately.
It may seem trivial at the time but it’s no fun if you subsequently start receiving fixed penalty notices or are suspected of committing crimes yourself