West Midlands Police have warned would be opportunist thieves to think twice before attempting to steal a car left running.

Throughout the cold spell, police have advised people not to leave their running cars unattended to warm up before a journey.

Now they have kitted out a special  ‘run-lock’ car  to catch thieves in the act! The car is parked and left left ticking over with keys in the ignition.

However, should someone attempt to drive it away, the car will stall and CCTV cameras will capture their actions. Should the car be tampered with, police will be immediately notified and quickly in attendance to make an arrest.

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