A MAN has been arrested following a spate of catalytic converter thefts in the New Forest.

Officers investigating a series of catalytic converter thefts in the Lymington, New Milton and Ringwood area have arrested a man. 

It comes after a series of vehicles were targeted on the evening of Wednesday, April 28 between 10.15pm and 3.55am on Thursday, April 29. 

A search of a property on Westbury Close in Bransgore by officers located a number of power tools – including a power saw and car keys – which were subsequently seized. 

A 21-year-old man from Bransgore has been arrested on six counts of theft from a motor vehicle. 

He remains in custody at this time, a Hampshire Police spokesperson confirmed.