A MAN from Washwood Heath who ran a car rental business exclusively for criminals has been jailed for two years.

Mohammed Afran, 30, had a fleet of vehicles which he fraudulently obtained and would hire out to be used in order to commit crime.

At one point he had 21 illegally obtained cars on his books.

However in 2009 officers acting on community tip-offs launched an investigation.

Detectives discovered that Afran and his 31-year-old accomplice, also from Washwood Heath, were making more than £5,000 a month from their illegal company.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how when the vehicles used in crime were seized by police, Afran and Salam would then have the audacity to report them as stolen.

Source and Full Story – West Midlands Police

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