Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Shropshire Community Messaging (more details) service reports that there appears to be an increase in catalytic converters thefts in several areas of Shropshire. In North Shropshire the area being targeted is the Higher Heath/ Prees area. The vehicles being attacked are Land Rovers, Mercedes and Peugeot cars.
Higher Heath and Prees are not that far from Hodnet, so please be aware of the dangers – especially if you own one of the above makes of vehicle.
The service is also reporting a series of Parcel Delivery Scams. The warning was issued by West Mercia Police following three unordered deliveries to homes in the Market Drayton area believed to be part of a scam. In each incident, a parcel delivery was made by the Littlewoods catalogue service. Within minutes, the recipients received either a phone call or a home visit by a man claiming the parcels had been wrongly delivered. None of the recipients had actually ordered goods. The full report can be found on the West Mercia police website here.