Met Police in Kew have issued some advice on how to keep your vehicles safe following a series of reported thefts in the area.

A statement posted online by the police said: "Morning,we have had reports of theft of motor vehicles.

"Consider using steering/gear locks, keep keys in a foil line pouch far away from the front of the house.

"If your vehicle has a tracker ensure it’s working."

A good steering wheel lock is considered to be the best form of protection because it is immune to signal-boosting theft - a term used when thieves relay the signal from your wireless fob through an amplifier to unlock your car without needing the key.

Anything that will slow a thief down, such as a steering wheel lock, an immobiliser or a kill switch will make a car thief consider stealing an easier target.