Something strange is happening to Citroen cars in Barnoldswick.

Owners are returning to their vehicles to find unusual parts have mysteriously disappeared.

And police suspect that someone somewhere is giving their old Citroen a makeover.

One car was stripped of eight items.

Among the parts stolen were a steering wheel, an air filter, a parcel shelf, locking nuts and a pair of sparks.

On another occasion four wheel trims costing a total of £100 were stolen.

In the most recent incident, a Citroen was stripped of its side plastic trim.

The spate of thefts has led police to believe that there may be someone in the area who has an old Citroen Saxo and is trying to make improvements to it.

And instead of going to a scrap yard for parts, the culprit is stealing them.

Acting Inspector Chris Saville, of Barnoldswick police station, said: "In other areas, for example Clitheroe, I am told that people steal parts to order. It does happen from time to time. It seems easier to steal them than go out and buy them.

"Whether there is someone stealing to order here I don't know, but looking at these incidents they are all related crimes.

"It is one of these things that jumps out at you because it is a bit different.

"It would be good if we could catch whoever may be doing this"

Police are asking people to be on the lookout and report any information to them. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Barnoldswick police station on 01282 863161 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.