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West Mercia Police alert – Catalytic Converter Thefts

There have been a series of Catalytic Converter Thefts in the South Worcestershire area.

We are working to apprehend the offenders but you could assist us by following this advice to protect your vehicle;

Protect your vehicle from catalytic converter thieves

  • If you can, park your vehicle in a locked garage when it is unattended.
  • If it’s not possible to garage your vehicle, park it in a busy, well-lit area as close to your property as possible.
  • Consider installing a Thatcham approved alarm to your vehicle. Ones that activate if your vehicle is lifted or tilted are particularly effective.
  • Use a catalytic converter protection device or marking system http://www.catsafe.org.uk/

Further information on crime prevention products can be found at the below Police approved websites




Catalytic converters control and convert exhaust emissions from your vehicle into less toxic substances. If yours is stolen, you will know because your vehicle’s engine will sound different.

If you suspect your catalytic converter has been stolen, report it to us immediately by calling 101.

If you require any further assistance or information do not hesitate to contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team. If you have information about a crime, phone the police on 101 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.