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Five Holbeach arrests over catalytic converter thefts

Five men have been arrested in Holbeach on suspicion of theft from motor vehicles and one for going equipped to commit crime, and two vehicles have been seized.

The arrests follow a spate of theft and attempted thefts of catalytic converters in the Holbeach and Spalding areas over the last month.

In the early hours of this morning (Monday), officers were called to an address on Sluice Road, Holbeach. It was reported a catalytic converter had been stolen from a vehicle and the offenders had left the address.

Five men have been arrested. (43905280)
Five men have been arrested. (43905280)

During their inquiries, officers arrested five men – aged 25, two aged 27, 30 and 31-years-old, from the Holbeach and Spalding areas. They remain in custody.

Two cars – a green BMW estate and a grey Audi estate – have been seized. The investigation remains ongoing.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information that will help with their investigation and anyone who has had a catalytic converter stolen in the area that may not have reported it, to contact them.

There are a number of ways you can report:

  • By emailing force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk – please remember to put the reference incident 22 of January 11 in the subject box;
  • Via the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 22 of January 11;
  • Through the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

If you’ve been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have reported the crime to the police or not. Victim Lincs provide free, confidential advice and guidance, as well as access to specialist emotional support services. Visit victimlincs.co.uk or call 01522 947510 Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm.

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