Gloucestershire

Catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in Tewkesbury

Police believe the theft of 10 catalytic converters valued at £10,000 from a business near Tewkesbury may be linked to similar losses in the area.

Detectives said the units were taken from motorhomes parked in a barn in Twigworth overnight on Thursday.

It is thought a wheelbarrow was used to carry the units across nearby farmland.

Recently five converters were stolen from a company on Gloucester Road. Four were taken from Tewkesbury Road and another removed from a parked van.

It is believed the converters are being stolen for their precious metal content as they contain platinum, rhodium and palladium.

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