Find out how to prevent thefts of catalytic car parts

Police from Market Harborough and Lutterworth are holding events to help raise awareness of an increasingly common car crime – catalytic converter theft.

The police will be at two district supermarkets warning people about the thefts of these vehicle emissions control devices.

An awareness event is taking place at Sainsbury’s, in St Mary’s Place, Market Harborough, between 10am and 3pm this Saturday.

And a second one will then be held at Waitrose, in Lower Leicester Road, Lutterworth, between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, May 9.

Police will be handing out information and advice.

Victims of catalytic convertor theft can pick up a free marking kit, on production of a crime reference number.

Kits will also be available to buy for £5.

And the county council’s Road Safety Team will be on hand to carry out child car seat checks.