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Another catalytic converter has been stolen

A catalytic converter has allegedly been stolen from a vehicle in Hadfield in the early hours of the morning. 

It's believed to have happened on Peter Street, sometime between 3.45am and 4.05am on Tuesday (9 March). 

This comes after police said last week that catalytic converter thefts are on the rise across Derbyshire - including in Whaley Bridge and Buxton in the High Peak.

The devices are on vehicle exhausts that reduces the toxic gases and pollutants. Precious metals must be used because the converters have to work efficiently enough to meet emissions standards. They are being stolen because of the value of these precious metals and thefts.

The cars that are most often targeted are hybrid vehicles, as the catalytic converter is used less frequently. The metals they use are less likely to corrode, meaning they are worth more.

In relation to the latest theft in Hadfield, PCSO Brian Buller of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team conducted house-to-house enquiries in the Brosscroft, Peter Street, Goddard Lane and Padfield Main Road areas of Hadfield on Tuesday afternoon. 

Anyone with information, or CCTV in the area which may have caught any suspicious activity, should contact police by calling 101 or get in touch online at https://www.derbyshire.police.uk - quoting occurrence reference 21*133051 and the officer in the case PC 14264 Cox.

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Peter Street in Hadfield. Photo: Google Maps. 

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