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Eastern European immigrants insurance scam

They register their cars in their home countries, paying tiny premiums for policies that become invalid if they live abroad for more than six months.

To get around this, they go on day-trips to Calais and other ports twice a year and keep the return boarding cards.

If they are stopped by police, they show it as 'evidence' that they have recently brought the car from their country of origin and are therefore insured.

30-year-old Romanian, Alex Dettmar, who lives in Brent Cross, admits travelling to Calais twice a year to make it appear he has gone home.

He said: "I'm shocked by the price of insurance in the UK, considering it is seven times cheaper to have it insured back home.

"'So what do you do? I just registered the car over there and use it on Romania number plates."

An anonymous Kent police officer told the Daily Mail: "It's become a running joke that when you pull over an Eastern European car the driver takes a boarding card from the glove compartment.

"We know what they're up to but the choice is either spending hours or days sometimes building a case against them or using the time to deal with more serious offences."

 

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