STATISTICS released by police indicate thefts from motor vehicles have nearly doubled.
They reveal there has been a 43 per cent increase in this kind of theft, with 52 more between April and August this year compared to the same period last year.
Paul Valentine, temporary inspector for the Daventry Safer Community Team, said: “A lot of the increase can be explained by the theft of diesel from HGVs parked in lorry parks.
“There was also a number of catalytic converters stolen from cars, mainly 4x4 vehicles, across the district.
“We have also had items taken from cars which were left insecure so we are urging people to keep their cars locked and not to leave valuables out on display.”
For more on this, including further comments from the police, see the Daventry Express.