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Rolex watches and a Rolls-Royce seized from flashy criminals could now be yours

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You could get your hands on a haul of 24ct gold bars, a Rolls-Royce and expensive designer gear – all swiped from criminals by police.

An incredible ill-gotten gains auction is being held this week as the cops try to claw back some of the dirty cash made by some of the UK's most prolific – and flashy – crooks.

Anyone can bid for the luxury items which were previously the property of gangsters, dealers and criminals, Liverpool Echo reports.

The online auction worth over £1m will feature over 70 lots including 14.5kg of seized 24ct gold bars as well as a Rolls-Royce Wraith and high-value watches by Patek Philippe and Rolex.

There will also be designer handbags available to bid on from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes.

One of the star lots will see a low-mileage 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith, said to be the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history auctioned off to the highest bidder.

If luxury motors aren’t your thing there’s a rose gold Patek Philippe Calendar watch with a new retail value of £130,000.

Other watches in the auction include a Patek Philippe Nautilus with a new retail value of £60,000 and Rolex Submariners.

The 24-hour online auction will start on Thursday, September 3 from 2pm and will time-out at 2pm on Friday, September 4.

This format will give potential buyers an extended 24-hour window of opportunity to bid online in comparison to traditional methods.

Wilsons Auctions’ government sales coordinator, Michael Streight said: “We are delighted to be hosting such a prestigious online luxury assets auction this month, offering a fantastic range of high-end goods to potential bidders world-wide.

“This really highlights the range and scale of goods we can manage on behalf of our clients, making luxury goods that have been seized from criminals more accessible to all bidders."

Wilsons holds a monthly auction dedicated to assets seized by police – and there’s no starting price on the luxury items listed.

Merseyside Police have previously said the force uses Wilsons when assets are seized under the POCA.

The auctioneers work with 17 countries worldwide handling assets from cryptocurrency to super cars, luxury watches and designer goods.

In recent years has sold over £100 million worth of seized assets for government agencies, law enforcement agencies and insolvency practitioners.

The proceeds are shared between the police force, the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts and the Home Office.

To view all Lots online and for full details or to register, go to www.wilsonsauctions.com, follow on Facebook @wilsonsauctionsltd or go to @wilsonsauctions on Twitter and Instagram.

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