Thieves have been at work in Walton stealing part of the exhaust system from cars.
They target the catalytic converter which is part of the exhaust system on petrol driven cars manufactured over the last ten years.
The value in the converter is that it contains small amounts of platinum.
The cars that have been targeted by the thieves have all been parked on driveways where the thieves get under the car and saw through the exhaust pipe to remove the converter.
If you own a car and you have a garage it is advisable to lock the vehicle in it over night.
[report from local councillor]