Video shows tow truck smashing stolen car into six vehicles in Abbey Wood

By Lizzie May

Police are investigating after footage showing a tow truck making a messy getaway crashed into parked vehicles.

The video that surfaced online this week shows a white tow truck dragging a white Volkswagen Beetle, which was not attached to its hook properly, down the road and damaging four parked cars in the process.

Metropolitan Police have said that the truck being driven down Federation Road in Abbey Wood on November 16 was being driven by suspects who had reportedly stolen two cars.

A spokesman from Scotland Yard said: “Police were called at 12.45pm to reports of two cars having been stolen from Federation Road, Abbey Wood.

“As the suspects left the scene in the tow truck, the Volkswagen, which was not properly secured to the vehicle, collided with six parked cars.

“The tow truck, with the VW still attached, was recovered after being found abandoned in the area.

“At this early stage there have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”

Sources have claimed that the truck was dumped on the Thistlebrook traveller site.

The video has amounted over 250,000 views on Twitter.

Resident Maureen Wild, 78, who lives on the road told MailOnline: “We were very, very lucky that we were out shopping in our car at the time.

“If we had been getting in the car, we would have been killed.”

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