POLICE are hunting scrap metal thieves who targeted a North Yorkshire village.

Thirsk police are appealing for information following the theft of a catalytic converter and some lead from the outbuilding of a property in Felixkirk, near Thirsk.

The theft happened between 9.30pm on Saturday, January 5 and 11.30am on Sunday, January 6.

Anyone with information about the burglary and theft is asked to contact Thirsk police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Amy Littledyke.

Information can also be emailed to; amy.littledyke@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.