09:00AM, Sunday 18 May 2014
A humourous film which highlights the theft of catalytic convertors or 'CATS' has been has been launched by Crimestoppers.
The one minute long film follows the story of Tom who has a disastrous day because the CAT on his car has been stolen, putting a light-hearted twist on a serious crime which can cause misery for motorists.
CATs is the name given to the emission devices on vehicles and converts toxic pollutants in exhaust gas to less toxic pollutants.
Julia Hughes, Crimestoppers regional manager, said: “We’re pleased to be addressing this crime type.
"Not only can it be expensive to replace a stolen CAT but it can be extremely inconvenient.
The charity wants to highlight a crime that the public may not have much information about.
They are appealing for people to come forward with information anonymously and could even claim a £1,000 reward.
You can watch the full video below: