Nottingham Post - Oliver Pridmore 

Leicestershire Police, which covers East Midlands Airport, confirmed it had received the report into the theft of Mr Tonkin's catalytic converter. The force also said it had received several reports about this at the airport in recent weeks.

Inspector Stuart Wood said: “We are aware of reports of catalytic convertors which have been stolen from vehicles parked at East Midlands Airport in recent weeks. Officers continue to carry out patrols in the car parks and monitor the area. Please continue to report any offences to us and any information or concerns to us as we continue to investigate these reports."

Park Mark is an award given to parking facilities after a risk assessment has been conducted by the police, with over 5,000 car parks holding this award throughout the UK. Award holders include car parks in shopping centres, hospitals and hotels.

An East Midlands Airport spokesperson said: "In recent weeks, a number of cars parked across the airport estate have had catalytic converters stolen. We apologise to our customers whose cars have been targeted by those responsible and we are taking all steps possible to keep vehicles safe.

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