Michelle Ulyatt, a motorist from Derby, has fallen victim to a new form of car crime. Ulyatt parked her L-Reg Ford Escort in Derby, when she returned to her vehicle later in the afternoon she found that her new tyres had been stolen and replaced with bald, old tyres.
A shocked Ulyatt said, “It was only when I was driving that I realised something was wrong, as I had problems with my steering. Because I had the car in the garage a few weeks ago to have the steering arm corrected, I thought it was going on the blink again. But my husband then said that my front tyres were bald and that’s when I realised what had caused the problems. The tyres were brand new in February and, at first, I did wonder if they were faulty but then I realised they were another make”.
Police have sought to reassure motorists that this incident does not represent a new trend in bizarre car crimes, but these are strange times, so who knows?