THIEVES have left a Vauxhall Corsa almost in pieces after stealing parts yesterday.

A woman returned home to find her car with most of its front missing, in the Eaglescliffe area.

Police were informed and the woman said that several Corsas in the area had been targeted.

Just hours previously a car at the Premier Inn at Preston Farm had had parts stolen.

Anyone who is offered Corsa parts for sale, or with any other information, can contact police on 101.