Police appeal after theft of car’s catalytic converter

Assistant Chief Constable Scott Chilton and District Commander Superintendent Maggie Blyth. Picture: Malcolm Wells

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POLICE are appealing to residents for information following the theft of a car’s catalytic converter.

Emails were sent out yesterday to contacts of Hilsea, Stamshaw and Tipner Safer Neighbourhood Teams, in an attempt to track down whoever was responsible for stealing the engine part.

It was taken from underneath a car left parked in Military Road, in Hilsea, Portsmouth, at the junction with London Road.

The vehicle was a 4x4 Ford Ranger, and its catalytic converter was sawn off and removed at some time between midday and 9pm on Wednesday January 19.

Police have asked for anyone who saw someone tampering with the vehicle, or anything else suspicious which could be linked with the incident, to get in contact with them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hilsea Safer Neighbourhoods team on 101.

They can also contact the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111, quoting police reference number 44110027790.