CRIMINALS have been targetting cars in Leominster, with police urging anyone with information to contact them as they try to track down the culprits.

West Mercia Police said officers were investigating criminal damage to cars in the town.

PCSO Harper said overnight on September 5 to 9.30am the following day, a 4x4 was parked in a private drive in Church Street, near to The Priory.

Thieves stole a catalytic converter from the exhaust, and police said it was the theft of its kind reported locally in a week.

"If you have information about the damage please let us know using the online ‘tell us about’ form on our website, quoting incident reference 00125_I_06092021," PCSO Harper said.

"If you aren’t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website:"

Catalytic converters are stolen because they can be sold on and money can be made from the precious metals inside them.

Part of an car's exhaust system, the decides reduce and filter harmful gases.