Crime warning to motorists

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A VEHICLE body repair company is warning Christmas shoppers to be vigilant against thieves targeting gifts left in cars during the festive season.

The reminder has been made by Ian Pugh, managing director of Fix Auto UK, which has a centre at the Red Brook Business Park, Willthorpe Road, Barnsley.

He said: “It is extremely sad when someone has to take measures in their own hands to protect their property.

“Our technicians are faced with the consequences of the damage that thieves cause at this time of year.

“Owners seem to always tell the same tale: had they ensured items were not left on view or were vigilant when putting their gifts in their cars, they would not have been targeted.”