Drivers offered free marker to prevent theft
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DRIVERS are being offered free catalytic converter marking.
Hertfordshire Constabulary is working with Ashwell Garage in Station Road to promote a free catalytic converter marking event for owners of diesel cars and vans up to 3500kg in weight, from Monday.
Thefts of catalytic converters are on the rise due to the high price of metal in recent years. But marking them makes it easier for police to trace.
Inspector Paul Lawrence of the crime reduction unit said: “The theft of catalytic converters, particularly from diesel vans has been a recurring problem over the last couple of years, as thieves target the units for their precious metals and are relatively easy to access.
“Marking the converters makes them much less appealing to thieves as they can easily be traced back to where they were stolen from. Many reputable scrap metal dealers now routinely record who they buy metal from, meaning we have a good chance of catching the person that stole the unit.”
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Owners of vehicles who wish to use the service can call the garage on 01462 742310 to arrange an appointment. Marking takes a maximum 10 minutes for each vehicle.
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