Man arrested for ‘stealing catalytic converters’

A man was arrested in Peterborough on suspicion of stealing catalytic converters.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 5:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 6:19 pm

Officers were in Copeland in Bretton at around 5.45pm yesterday (Monday) when they stopped two vehicles.

A 33-year-old from Kettering was arrested on suspicion of theft from a vehicle, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

He has since been bailed until December 30.

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Catalytic converters were stolen. Photo: Cambridgeshire police

Catalytic converters in a car’s exhaust system clean up harmful gases before they exit the exhaust pipe.

There has been a rise in thefts recently with prices for them increasing rapidly.

Catalytic converters were stolen. Photo: Cambridgeshire police