Defrosting advice given by police

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Police are advising motorists across Derbyshire not to leave their vehicles unattended while defrosting.

Drivers should be on their guard against so called ‘frost-jackers’ as the temperatures start to drop to prevent unnecessary thefts.

In recent years a number of cars left unattended with the ignition running while windscreens are defrosting have been stolen.

There have been no reports of this type yet this winter; however several cars left unattended by owners have been taken by opportunist thieves in the last month.