Bedfordshire motorists warned about frosting

Motorists in Bedfordshire are the latest to be reminded of the dangers involved with leaving keys in an unattended vehicle.

Police in the area have launched a widespread message urging drivers against defrosting their cars in the mornings by leaving the engine running, in a bid to tackle the rising crime known as frosting.

They have also advised car owners to step up their security measures in order to avoid incurring a theft, such as keeping keys out of sight through house windows, using security lights and refraining from leaving valuables on display within a vehicle.

This comes shortly after police in Surrey advised motorists to keep their car keys well out of reach from thieves feeding fishing devices through letterboxes.

Detective Inspector Juliet Parker warned: “As car security systems become more and more sophisticated thieves are beginning to take the keys from inside your house.”

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