“Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation into the theft of more than £450,000 worth of solar panels.
An unnamed, non-UK company that specialises in the sale of solar panels reported that a large shipment of panels had gone missing in Kent earlier this month.
The goods were purchased by a company in the UK, but were not delivered to their intended destination. Instead, it is alleged that the lorries containing the panels were redirected to an industrial unit in Ashford, according to Kent Police. The panels have since disappeared without being paid for.
An investigation was launched by the Volume Fraud Team at Kent Police, and as part of the ongoing enquires, a 50-year-old man from Essex and a 23-year-old man from Havering were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to steal, the Police announced yesterday (25 March). The two men have been released on bail until Thursday 15 April 2021.”
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Lempriere, Molly. Solar Power Portal 26 March 2021.