German public prosecutors search Volkswagen offices

German public prosecutors on Oct 8, 2015, said they had searched Volkswagen offices with the aim of finding documents and data storage with regard to VW's manipulations of diesel emissions.
German public prosecutors on Oct 8, 2015, said they had searched Volkswagen offices with the aim of finding documents and data storage with regard to VW's manipulations of diesel emissions. PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (REUTERS) - German public prosecutors said they had searched Volkswagen premises at its headquarters in Wolfsburg and other places on Thursday (Oct 8).

The prosecutor's office in Braunschweig near Wolfsburg said the target of searches had been documents and data storage with regard to VW's manipulations of diesel emissions.

The searches were carried out by three prosecutors helped by the German state of Lower Saxony's office of criminal investigation, it said.