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Scottish Police Turn Crime Gang's Audi Q7 S-Line to a Patrol Car

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As the saying goes, you reap what you sow. A £40,000 black Audi Q7 TDI S-Line seized from a criminal gang in the north of Glasgow will now be used as a patrol car by Strathclyde Police, Scotland's largest police force, and one of the biggest in the United Kingdom, in its fight against organized crime.

This is the very first time that the specific police department makes use of a confiscated vehicle for its own benefit.

"This is a first for Strathclyde Police, but it certainly won't be the last," said Assistant Chief Constable John Neilson in a prepared statement.

"As you can clearly see, we are proactively seizing your assets. I would say to the criminals that what you have this week; your houses, your cars - you might not have next week. The hard working, law abiding citizens need to know that we are hurting those involved in serious and organised crime where it matters - their pockets."

The seized Audi Q7 TDI has been decked out in the police force's livery and is currently being used by the department's Gangs Task Force.

According to Strathclyde Police, after a couple of months, the car will be sold and the proceeds put back into policing and the local community.

Via: Strathclyde Police and BBC



17 Comments:

Anonymous said... »March 10, 2010

nice, as long as i do not see one in my rear view mirror! great suv, btw!

Anonymous said... »March 10, 2010

Ha...that's what I called "policing innovation"... well next... a Audi R8 V10 pursuit car or a MB SLS AMG pursuit car... Woah...you never know!

Anonymous said... »March 10, 2010

The officers will need some clown shoes to go with those rims.

kopetdag said... »March 10, 2010

Wake up Brits! Folks in US have been doing it for decades!

Anonymous said... »March 10, 2010

Have you seen the kinds of police cars they get to use in Europe.....almost makes me want to become a cop....almost.

Anonymous said... »March 10, 2010

Pimp my cop car - lol

Anonymous said... »March 11, 2010

Seize some [ HUMMERS ]
o o

Anonymous said... »March 11, 2010

Fantastic! Good for the police.

Hey cops, there's plenty of drug dealers driving flash cars in London!

Anonymous said... »March 11, 2010

Disgusting! No shit sherlock

Anonymous said... »March 11, 2010

ACAB

Anonymous said... »March 12, 2010

Ironically, i know of the person whose car this was.More ironically,im training to be a traffic cop.

Anonymous said... »March 13, 2010

why is it ironic?

Anonymous said... »March 22, 2010

Actually, this is NOT the first time it happens. Greece had the "Sigma" squad almost ten years ago. It consisted of confiscated BMW M3 E30s, Porsche 911s, BMW M5s, Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5 16s etc... And SUPPOSEDLY they were used to pursue boy-racers. Eventually, the cops became full-blown boy-racers and started racing other drivers... And the cars were scrapped, because most were duly crashed by the horribly inept cop drivers and repairing them would force the entire Police Force to walk the streets for money.

Anonymous said... »July 03, 2010

wankers

Anonymous said... »November 04, 2010

Ats Gerbil's Car Ha

Milan said... »November 09, 2010

Looks very modern.

Anonymous said... »February 09, 2013

Boring... Driving mext mans car.. Not something to be proud of.. Wierdo's

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