Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thieves Leave Stolen Car 'Parked' in Canal

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thieves Leave Stolen Car 'Parked' in Canal

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A SUSPECTED stolen car was 'parked' precariously in the Rochdale Canal.

The blue Ford Focus could be seen balancing half in the water near lock 69, off Church Street, in Newton Heath.

It is believed the car could have gone in the water on Tuesday night.

The back numberplate was ripped off and the front one - if it was still there - was not visible so it has not been possible to trace the owner of the car so far. That means instead of an insurance company being responsible for removing the car it is down to the Canal and River Trust.

A spokesman said this was likely to be done yesterday. It is understood that the radio had been removed from the car and the petrol tank emptied.

The spokesman added: "The car tipped into the canal and is in a very precariously position. …

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