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Defrosting car stolen in Old Hall
10:04am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
A CAR has been stolen in Old Hall after its owner left it defrosting on the driveway.
The incident was reported to police at 9.10am on Tuesday.
The Renault Megane was left with its engine running outside of a property on Cabot Close.
It was later found abandoned in Norlands Lane in Widnes.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
He remains in custody.
Police are renewing their appeal warning drivers not to leave cars unsupervised.
DS Ian Alldred, of the northern area proactive policing team, said: “We cannot stress how important it is not to leave your vehicle defrosting on the driveway with the keys in the ignition.
“It only takes a matter of minutes for someone to get into a car and drive off if the engine is running and there is no one else around.
“Ensure you stay with your vehicle at all times when defrosting it, be more aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity immediately.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101.