OLDER models of Hondas and Toyotas are being targeted by shameless thieves in South Oxfordshire for their catalytic converters.

Thames Valley Police warned owners of these models to remain vigilant after an increased number of such crimes reported in the area.

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A spokesperson for the force commented: "Thieves seem to be targeting slightly older Hondas and Toyotas as their catalytic converters are easy to remove.

"The police are actively investigating these crimes."