Police warn four-by-four vehicle owners

After a sharp increase in thefts of catalytic converters across the county in the past week, Suffolk Police is recommending catalytic converter marking for all four-by-four and commercial-type vehicles.

The following steps will help to keep your vehicle safe:

- Private vehicles should be kept in a well-secured garage where possible, or in a well-lit public area.

- Vehicles can be parked in such a way as to make access to the catalytic converter difficult, or parallel with another vehicle if you own one.

- Commercial vehicles should be kept in a locked building or compound.

- Use appropriate alarms, lighting and CCTV to deter thieves.

- Remove items of value from your vehicle whilst unattended and keep it secure at all times.