DOZENS of cars blown-up across the UK in the wake of the failed terror attacks are part of an elaborate insurance scam, the Daily Mash has learned.
Car owners, unable to sell their old vehicles, are paying up to £50 to have them destroyed in controlled explosions.
The owners then claim the write-off value of the car from their insurance companies who agree to pay-out because the car has been blown-up.
Wayne Hayes, an insurance expert, said: "Why pay £20 to have it stolen by some bobble-head drug addict who'll then make an arse of it?
"Pay a little bit more and the car will be totally fucked-up by professionals with absolutely impeccable credentials.
"Insurance companies are hardly likely to start poking their noses in at a time like this. It would be unpatriotic."
One explosives official said: "With rising interest rates, the odd cash-in-hand job is very welcome.
"If blowing up a Saab 900 means a nice pair of shoes for my Angela, then I'm happy to oblige.
"And as insurance companies are all complete shits, it's a victimless crime."