Police issue warning after ‘cat’ thefts

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car tampering: Police are warning there have been several thefts of catalytic converters locally.

A catalytic converter, or ‘cat’ converts exhaust emissions from a car engine into non-toxic substances. Because of the parts’ external location and their use of valuable precious metals, they are a target for thieves, especially in high ground clearance vehicles.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles or looking as though they are changing a tyre but you suspect not, you are asked to call 999.