POLICE will be stop checking Land Rovers in the Ribble Valley after a spate of high-value car thefts.

A red Land Rover worth £9,500 was stolen from Cold Weather House Farm, Gisburn Road, Blacko.

Thieves stole the pick-up style vehicle, registration YK04 RFJ, overnight on July 19.

And on the same night, thieves stole the bonnet and both doors of a green Land Rover parked in Trapp Lane, Simonstone.

Sergeant Graham Marshall, said: “We have seen a pattern emerging and we will be stopping Land Rovers in the Ribble Valley and asking drivers for documentation to prove that they are the owners.”

Anyone with information should call Clitheroe police on 01200 443344 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.