Car 'cannibalised' by Vauxhall thieves while parked in affluent Yorkshire village

This car had its bonnet ripped off and several engine parts stolen during a 'cannibal' theft in a village near Wetherby.

The Corsa had its bonnet ripped off in Kirk Deighton

The Vauxhall Corsa was stripped by criminals in Kirk Deighton in the early hours of Monday morning.

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These are the worst hotspots for car crime in LeedsIt was one of several of the same make and model targeted by a gang operating in the Wetherby, Boston Spa and Ripon areas. A number of Corsas were 'cannibalised' for their parts during the same crime spree.

Owners have been advised to park in a garage, beneath streetlamps or in view of CCTV where possible, or close to another car so that their bonnet is not easily accessible.

Several parts were stolen