The precious metals are attracting thieves Credit: ITV
  • Watch report by Chloe Oliver

A woman from Bracknell says she's been left devastated after becoming the latest victim of catalytic converter thefts across the Thames Valley.

Thefts are soaring as criminals cash in on a boom in global precious metal prices. There have been nearly 500 converters stolen across Berkshire in just the last few months - leaving drivers with repair bills of thousands of pounds.