A STOLEN car found with false number plates has been seized by police.

Officers on targeted patrols discovered the Ford ST in Braemar Close, Whiston on Saturday night.

An investigation into the theft is ongoing, with police saying the crime took place outside the region last week.

A Merseyside Police statement read: “Officers found the vehicle parked up with plates to another vehicle on.

“The vehicle was stolen from outside of the Merseyside area during the past week.

“It will now be forensically examined to try and identify those involved.”