CAR owners have been warned by police to watch out for catalytic converter thieves after two drivers in the Warminster area found their vehicles had been damaged.

In the first incident, a car owner in Barley Close, Warminster, found his vehicle would not start in the morning and went to check why.

The driver found scratch marks on the road at the front of his vehicle and on further inspection discovered his catalytic converter had been cut off and stolen.

In a second incident at Bliss Close in Upton Scudamore, thieves removed the catalytic converter from a vehicle, causing more than £200 worth of damage.

Both offences occurred overnight between February 8 and 9.