6/6/19 CAR RINGING
Car ringing is an expression used in English case law to refer to the movement of stolen vehicles through to their sale to unsuspecting new purchasers.
It involves at least three stages.
– Firstly the acquisition of a motor vehicle, either bought in a damaged condition or more usually stolen;
– The next stage is the conversion of the vehicle by giving it false identification, changing for example the engine number or the chassis number and/or the chassis number and the license plates and so on — it sometimes involves, for example, the respraying of the vehicle — and of course all that requires premises where the work can take place;
– The final and vital stage is the disposal of the vehicle in such a way that the purchaser is unaware of its true character.