Arrests following ‘cats’ theft spate

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MEN from Doncaster are suspected of travelling over the border into Nottinghamshire to steal valuable catalytic converters from parked vehicles.

Police are warning motorists about a spate of ‘cat converter’ thefts in some areas of the county.

Since the beginning of April, there have been 112 catalytic converters stolen across Nottinghamshire – 94 more than the same period last year - and the thefts are increasing by the week.

Bassetlaw East division, which covers Harworth, Bircotes and Everton, have had 21 cat thefts.

Three arrests have been made in connection with the recent thefts. Two Doncaster men, aged 24 and 28, and a Leeds man, aged 19, have been bailed pending further enquiries.