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Rare metal price rise leads to spike in car crime

A rise in metal prices has led to a spike in catalytic converter thefts across the country – and demands for the government to take action.

Hot metal: a haul of stolen catalytic converters recovered by Essex Police

Hot metal: a haul of stolen catalytic converters recovered by Essex Police

Date - 7th December 2020
By - Chris Smith
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Forces across the country have launched a series of public awareness campaigns after a fresh increase in catalytic converters from under parked cars. Traffic officers, including those from Kent, Surrey and Hertfordshire have also stepped up patrols...
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