Dear Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,

TRADING STANDARDS FOI
Illegal car clocking/ vehicle mileage adjustment is in the news at the moment as such could you answer the following questions.

1) How many cases of car clocking has your council investigated in the last 5 years?

2) Of those cases, how many were dealt with by prosecuting the suspected offenders?

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful?

4) In total, how many vehicles were involved in the successfully prosecuted cases?

5) What is your council’s policy for alerting innocent members of the public and motor trade
to vehicles the council has successfully proven have been "clocked"?

6) Can you provide confirmation in respect of question 5 of the type of action you have taken to warn people about the vehicles you have discovered to have been clocked?
For example, publishing ‎vehicle details, alerting Auto Trader or other specialist publications; registering data with HPI and other mileage data services.

7) Has the council or trading standards department seized any "clocked" vehicles ‎over the past five years and subsequently destroyed them?

Yours faithfully,

Mr.M.Robson

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Robson
I am writing to respond to your recent request for information. This
request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The response to your request is detailed below.
 
Illegal car clocking/ vehicle mileage adjustment is in the news at the
moment as such could you answer the following questions.
 

 1. How many cases of car clocking has your council investigated in the
last 5 years? – 7
 1. Of those cases, how many were dealt with by prosecuting the suspected
offenders? – 0
 1. How many of those prosecutions were successful? N/A
 1. In total, how many vehicles were involved in the successfully
prosecuted cases? N/A
 1. What is your council’s policy for alerting innocent members of the
public and motor trade to vehicles the council has successfully proven
have been "clocked"? – There is no defined policy
 1. Can you provide confirmation in respect of question 5 of the type of
action you have taken to warn people about the vehicles you have
discovered to have been clocked?   For example, publishing ‎vehicle
details, alerting Auto Trader or other specialist publications;
registering data with HPI and other mileage data services. - None.  No
investigation has required such action
 1. Has the council or trading standards department seized any "clocked"
vehicles ‎over the past five years and subsequently destroyed them? -
No

 
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