A number of constituents have contacted regarding the spate of thefts of catalytic converters in our area. I have regularly engaged with local police on this matter, and I know that the police have a number of operations into the issue that are ongoing. This includes targeted patrols in vulnerable areas, scrap yard visits and engaging with the community to raise aware of the issue.
The Metropolitan Police have planned a number of property marking events in conjunction with Toyota and Hi-Q utilising a smart water marking solution. These events are free of charge and allow the catalytic converters to be identified by police if stolen, which aids in prosecution of offenders.
Please see the attached informational leaflet about the issue.