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West Suffolk tops list for highest number of SORN cars in UK



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A Suffolk district has been labelled as the graveyard for 'dead' cars in the UK, a new study has revealed.

The research by National Scrap Car has revealed West Suffolk has 301.83 SORN cars per 10,000 people.

The study took in both the number of SORN cars per 10,000 people and the potential scrap value of these vehicles.

West Suffolk has the highest number of SORN cars in the UK. Picture: iStock
West Suffolk has the highest number of SORN cars in the UK. Picture: iStock

While West Suffolk topped the most 'dead' cars category, the overall scrap value of £1,535,918.39 was lower than the £5,896,132.75 recorded in Shropshire.

The average scrap value of cars in the region was £282.91.

Waveney and Mid Suffolk were also among the top 25 regions with the most SORN cars, with 190.25 per 10,000 people and 186.66 per 10,000 residents retrospectively.

Dorry Potter, car and scrappage expert for National Scrap Car, said: "“It’s clear from our research that the more rural areas have the highest number of SORN cars per person, versus city dwellers.

"This is potentially down to the restricted parking in urban areas and lesser need for a car in the first place with the strong public transport connections here. However, that being said, it’s clear that the pull to scrap a car, no matter where you live in the UK, has never been so high considering the financial rewards of doing so.

“Although not every SORN car that is registered requires scrapping, and some may be off road for other reasons, like the owner being unable to afford a repairs job or MOT, it’s still good for people to realise how much money they may get as a result."