A stolen Mercedes-Benz car worth more than £20,000 was found stripped of almost all its parts by ‘car cannibals’ in a Birmingham industrial estate.
Police were stunned to find just the shell of the white motor after it had been reported stolen in February this year.
Officers were called to Aston Hall Road in Birmingham on Tuesday where they found the car - minus most of its parts and the roof caved in.
All that remained was the chopped up body frame and windscreen left straddling the road and pavement on an industrial estate.
The Central Midlands Police Group (CMPG) tweeted a picture of the wrecked vehicle, which showed it had been stripped of its wheels, engine, seats, bonnet and interior.
The tweet from CMPG read: “Stolen vehicle from February located in @brumpolice area, and looking a little less....wholesome.
“However - can you guess what it is? Or, was? (No) prize for the first correct guess.”
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Many of the people responding thought they knew the answer, with Rob Horrobin replying: “Merc A Class?
One account, Diamond Phoenix, thought they found a clue: “Footplate on passenger door says M Benz.
"The smallest model is the only one that fits.”
Finally, Simon Andrews added: “They were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!!”