A stolen car on fake plates was found abandoned in Rossendale.

Police were alerted to the abandoned Land Rover on Whitworth Rake yesterday afternoon (November 7).

When officers arrived, they made checks which showed the vehicle was stolen and on false plates.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Officers from the neighbourhood policing team were alerted to an abandoned vehicle on Whitworth Rake.

“Upon arrival officers have made checks and discovered that the vehicle was stolen and on false plates from the Greater Manchester area.

“The vehicle has now been recovered and will be checked for forensic opportunities.

“Thank you to the concerned members of the public who contacted us, your help us greatly appreciated.”